Chinese director Chloe Zhao’s ‘The Rider’ picked best picture of 2018 by US film critics

  • Source: https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2180871/chinese-director-chloe-zhaos-rider-picked-best
  • ‘It’s a heartbreaking movie with a lot of staying power,’ the US National Society of Film Critics said of Beijing-born filmmaker’s piece

The film, directed by a woman from Beijing who was educated in the US and now lives there, “is a mixture of documentary realism and fiction”, Chang said.

“She uses non-professional actors in a way that’s intimate and organic; it’s a heartbreaking movie with a lot of staying power.”

He noted that the society does not base its choices either on a film’s box office or its budget. “We care about the quality of the films.”