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.
Screening Formats: DCP, BluRay
WORLD PREMIERE: International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (Nominated for Best Feature) 2017
NORDIC PREMIERE: Göteborg Int’l Film Festival (January 2018)
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: SXSW (March 2018)
Select Film Festivals:
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Tempo Doc Fest (March 2018)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sofia Int’l Film Festival (March 2018)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: CPH:DOX (March 2018)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cleveland Int’l Film Festival (April 2018)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Full Frame (April 2018)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: IFF Panama (April 2018)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Visions du Reel (April 2018)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Riverrun (April 2018)
NOMINATED: Arri Amira Award // Dokfest München (May 2018)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: DocEdge NZ (May/June 2018)
“A rage against the fading light” – Richard Williams, The Guardian
“Time Trial finds [Millar] facing a self-imposed cut-off point, giving himself just 18 more months in which to go out in a blaze of glory. But, as this immersive and surprisingly intimate film shows, life had other plans.” – Damon Wise, IDFA: ‘Time Trial’ Director Finlay Pretsell On Working With Tour De France Cyclist David Millar, Variety
“Pretsell may not have competed in the Tour de France but his remarkable new documentary Time Trial sees him get as close to the race as any non-competitor can.” – Geoffrey McNab, Time Trial: A Meditation on Cycling, IDFA Daily 2017 #1
“The film, which gets stronger and stronger as it continues, shows the raw reality of cycling, stripped of every romance that we lovers of the sport wrap around it.” (Translated from Dutch) – Eric Nederkoorn, IDFA-recensie: Het slopende laatste jaar van wielrenner David Millar, Dagblad van het Noorden
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