Docs@TheByre: Time Trial (Finlay Pretsell, 2018)
Join us for Time Trial, the second film in the Docs@TheByre Celebrating the Cinematic Documentary series, and a discussion with its director, Finlay Pretsell.
Former Scottish professional road racing cyclist, David Millar, shrouded in darkness, declares an intention to rise again. We are hurtled off a hillside, details blurring like watercolours. A sensory ride through the thrill and hardship of professional cycling, 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. The euphoria and the fatigue, the highs and the lows – as if we ourselves are 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.
WINNER: Best Editing-Documentary – RiverRun International Film Festival 2018
NOMINATED: Best Documentary – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018
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