RODEO

US Premiere


TRAILBLAZERS | MIND THE GAP | WORLD

France 2022, 105 min, Director: Lola Quivoron

Lola Quivoron kicks up major cinematic dust with her riveting feature debut. Julia, a young woman in love with motorbikes and addicted to speed and dangerous thrills, takes her swagger to the limit to infiltrate an all-male pack of riders. Newcomer Julie Ledru plays Julia with unnerving toughness as a woman who will do anything to ride, even masterminding a bold heist to prove herself to local kingpin Domino (Sébastien Schroeder), who runs a crime ring from inside jail. A top prizewinner at Cannes, the film relates a passionate story of single-minded dedication and nonconformity, while condemning the misogynistic underpinnings of biker culture. Julia stands out as a solitary figure in a man’s world, yet she’s fully in tune with another woman’s plight, putting her own safety at risk as she becomes increasingly protective of Domino’s wife and child. Raphaël Vandenbussche’s intimate cinematography, punctuated by adrenaline-pumping scenes that build to a stunning finale, make Rodeo a high-octane ride you will never forget. —Ela Bittencourt
TV5MONDE | CAFILM FRENCH CINEMA SPONSOR

In French with English subtitles

Guests expected: writer-director Lola Quivoron, writer Antonia Buresi

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Showtimes

In-Person


6:00 PM — Sequoia 1

4:00 PM — Rafael 2

Director

Lola Quivoron’s short films include SON OF THE WOLD (2015) and AU LOIN, BALTIMORE (2016), which was nominated for an AFI Fest Live Action Short Film Grand Jury Prize. She also made HEADSHOT: ROULETTE RUSSE (2020), a documentary.

Film Info

countries:

Year:

2022

Running Time:

105

Languages:

French

Director:

Lola Quivoron

Producers:

Charles Gillibert

Cinematographers:

Raphaël Vandenbussche

Writers:

Antonia Buresi, Lola Quivoron

Cast:

Julie Ledru, Sébastien Schroeder, Yannis Lafki, Antonia Buresi

sections:

Subtitles:

English