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Time Trial (15)
- Wed 18 Jul: 7.30pm
- Thu 19 Jul: 7.30pm
Dir. Finlay Pretsell, UK, 2017, 82 mins
Focusing on David Miller’s final races, this exhilarating and immersive documentary provides a sensory ride through the thrill and hardship of professional cycling, with unprecedented access to the Tour De France.
Time Trial gives us an exhilarating and terrifying place in the race, providing an immersive experience as close to actually competing as you will ever see on film. David Millar, shrouded in darkness, declares an intention to rise again.
A sensory ride through the thrill and hardship of professional cycling, we are hurtled off a hillside, details blurring like watercolours. The euphoria and the fatigue, the highs and the lows. It’s as if it were ourselves struggling through the bumpy roads of France. David bluntly and fearlessly narrates his last season in the saddle, intimate and immediate, along with the intricate relationships of cyclist, road crew, fellow competitors, manic fans, and the media circus surrounding it all.
‘Immersive and surprisingly intimate’
‘An audio-visual masterpiece and future bicycle film classic’
GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL
‘Remarkable … gets as close to the race as any non-competitor can’