Tim Krabbé – Riding (2014) is an intimate portrait about Dutch writer and cyclist Tim Krabbé (Amsterdam, 1943).
Riding was inspired by Tim’s participation in the Tour of Flanders 2014 cyclo-tourist ride of 245 km. At the age of 71, Tim is still an active cyclist. His novel The Rider, first published in 1978 and translated into English in 2002, is considered to be “the best writing on the subjective experience of cycle-racing”.
In this short documentary we interweave Tim’s moving story with historical photos from his ‘first racing life’ and his participation in the Tour of Flanders, which symbolizes his ‘second racing life’.
Soigneur developed this documentary in collaboration with Faithful to the Subject, HelloHero and Etxeondo. The film is directed by Faithful to the Subject and joined by cameraman Nanko Goeting and editor Tim Roza. Kees Riphagen was responsible for the grading and Bart Kalkman for the sound-design.