Warts-and-all David Millar doc to hit UK cinemas in June

A feature-length documentary about former pro David Millar that has wowed global film festivals will reach UK cinema screens in June. Time Trial follows Millar’s last professional races, including his final Tour de France.

The film was directed by award-winning documentary film-maker Finlay Pretsell – who rode for Scotland and attempted to go pro – and will be released in UK cinemas on 29th June.

The film provides an "immersive experience as close to actually competing as you will ever see on film," says a press statement.

"We are hurtled off a hillside, details blurring like watercolours," continues the release. 

"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."

Time Trial was produced by Sonja Henrici of SDI Productions and executive produced by Iain Smith OBE (Mad Max Fury Road, The Fifth Element), with an original score by US composer Dan Deacon.

Pretsell’s breakthrough as a filmmaker was in 2007 with Standing Start, a short which followed track world champion Craig Maclean and which was shortlisted for the Grierson Newcomer Award. He went on to direct more short films, winning Scotland’s top prize, a BAFTA for Ma Bar, which was shown at the Sundance Film festival and over 50 other international film festivals. His Cutting Loose film – financed by the UK Film Council and BBC – won Best Documentary at Encounters FF and the Grand Jury prize at Asterfest.

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