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Rodeo (2023)

Opens on April 7

Director: Lola Quivoron Run Time: 107 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Ahmed Hamdi, Antonia Buresi, Julie Ledru, Junior Correia, Louis Sotton

Country: France
Language: French

About the film:

Un Certain Regard – Jury Coup de Coeur Winner, 2022 Cannes Film Festival

Hot-tempered and fiercely independent, Julia is a gearhead who thrives in hostile environments and turns every situation to her advantage. She has a talent for scamming condescending men who think it’s cute that she shows interest in their used motorbikes–and can’t fathom her riding away with gleeful abandon.

Her obsession with the high-octane world of urban ‘Rodeos’ – illicit gatherings where riders show off their bikes and latest daring stunts – sparks a chance meeting with a volatile clique. Julia strives to prove herself to the ultra-masculine gang by performing cons and running errands for their incarcerated ring leader, Dom. She finds a surprising connection with Dom’s wife, Ophélie, and son, a risky move that puts a target on her back. Julia is unsure who she can trust as the ultimate heist comes down the pike.

“Add one part “Titane,” one part “Fast & Furious,” and one part “Girlhood,” and you’ll have some idea of the raw power of Lola Quivoron’s feature debut”

—Kate Erbland, IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Lola Quivoron is a French film writer and director. She studied modern literature and cinema, and in 2012, she entered the Directing Department at La Fémis. Her third-year short film Son of the Wolf (2015) received the third prize at the 68th Locarno Film Festival. Her graduation short film Dreaming of Baltimore (2016) was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 AFI Fest and the Golden Pardino – Leopards of Tomorrow prize at Locarno. Her feature debut Rodeo (2023) premiered in the Un Certain Regard program of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Coup de Coeur prize and was shortlisted for the Queer Palm.

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