"Buffalo Rider" is a stunningly beautiful film about overcoming adversities, love and understanding, compassion, and friendship. Devastated by the death of her mother, Jenny becomes withdrawn and difficult to live with. Deciding she will never speak again, Jenny descends into a tormented and isolated world even in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the big city life in Los Angeles. Her American father, at a loss to help, sends her to live with her Thai grandmother in a small Thai village. Jenny feels she is alone and in prison until she meets Boonrod, a peasant boy shunned by his village, whose only friend is his water buffalo. Jenny sets out to defend the boy against his bullying tormentors only to realize that the pair will never prevail until they win the town's respect. To do this, Boonrod must overcome impossible odds to win the annual buffalo race – a death-defying bareback sprint astride charging bulls.
With echoes of “The Karate Kid” and “Seabiscuit,” BUFFALO RIDER is a new take on the timeless story of the small and the voiceless winning against all odds. We are thrilled to be hosting the Canadian Premiere of this international award winning movie.
- 2015 | USA | 99 min
- Family / Action / Drama
- Grades: 7+
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