The end of an athlete's career is a race against time and a fight against an inevitable demise. The addictive need to participate defies logic and creates a mesmerising and painful spectacle. TIME TRIAL takes us into the final races of cyclist David Millar’s career. We go inside the peloton, we’re pushed up impossible climbs and forced down rapid descents, we lie alongside him in his hotel room in post-race agony. We ride in the support car, the source of comfort, supplies and fleeting relief from the cold. And we know that every mile travelled is a mile closer to the end. TIME TRIAL reveals how the human spirit is driven by a force deeper than success and glory.

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Finlay Pretsell



Director: Finlay Pretsell
Executive Producer: Iain Smith, Ian Davies, Noe Mendelle, Avril Millar, Leslie Finlay, Sylvie Richards
Producer: Sonja Henrici, Finlay Pretsell
Cinematographer: Martin Radich
Editor: Kieran Gosney, Dino Jonsäter
Sound Designer: CJ Mirra
Music: Dan Deacon
Principal Cast: David Millar, Thomas Dekker
Additional Credits: , Re-recording Mixer: George Foulgham


Stephanie Fuchs
Public Film Contact
Sonja Henrici
SDI Productions Ltd
Publicity Contact
Alex Klenert
Sales Agent
Autlook Films
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Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Sports
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Runtime: 81:00 mins