R | | Drama, Western
After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Writer and director Chloé Zhao first met Brady Jandreau during her research for her earlier film, Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015). She visited the ranch where Jandreau was working and he was teaching her how to ride a horse. She wanted to put him in one of her films, and when he had the accident that left him with life changing head injuries, she decided to base the script for her next film on his story.
You know, Lilly, I believe God gives each of us a purpose.
Lilly Blackburn: Very true.
Brady Blackburn: To the horse, it's to run across the prairie. For a cowboy, it's to ride.
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