6.1/10 (IMDB)

Rodeo

1h 46m Drama
Rodeo
Rodeo

About

Hot tempered and fiercely independent, Julia finds escape in a passion for motorcycles and the world of urban 'Rodeos' -- illicit gatherings where riders show off their bikes and daring stunts. Soon, Julia meets a volatile crew and, striving to prove herself in their male-dominated world, she is faced with a series of escalating demands that will make or break her.

Director

Lola Quivoron

Cast

Julie Ledru, Yannis Lafki, Antonia Buresi

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2023

Country

France

Language

French


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "Quivoron’s feature debut is so singular, so thrilling, that it will hopefully escape without being sucked into the remake machine."
    - IndieWire
  • "RODEO is a combustible fusion of crime story, character study and existential mystery, a tale of celebration and lament, and it announces the arrival of a gifted and adventurous filmmaker."
    - The Hollywood Reporter
  • "[Quivoron] emerges as a formidably kinetic director, who could easily have a career making pedal-to-the-metal action movies - although her way with character and deep-dive exploration of working-class subculture suggest that she is way too individual to take a straight generic path."
    - Screen Daily
  • "RODEO is engaging and gritty, but what makes the whole film hold together overall is Ledru."
    - Austin Chronicle
  • "RODEO immerses you in a world of robbery, burnt tires, and exhaust. Director Lola Quivoron crafts a fiery protagonist. She captures the grease of chopping bikes in a confined space and the exhilaration of open road theatrics."
    - MovieWeb
  • " Ultimately, our high hopes for Julia, played with verve by newcomer Julie Ledru, keep us tethered to the action, while we urge her to swerve."
    - AWFJ.org
  • "A calling card for Lola Quivoron, proving she not only knows how to tell a good story, but can direct a feisty, riveting film with some fantastic driving scenes."
    - FirstShowing.net
  • "It's about finding a purpose beyond the status quo and the existential crisis born from being a part of a family that only fosters equality amongst those who are forced to serve. And there isn't a single inauthentic moment."
    - Hey, Have You Seen ...?

Awards

  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Vancouver Int'l Film Festival
  • Reykjavik Int'l Film Festival
  • Champs-Élysées Film Festival
  • Seville European Film Festival
  • Torino Film Festival

Festivals

  • Melbourne Int'l Film Festival
  • Helsinki Int'l Film Festival
  • Reykjavik Int'l Film Festival
  • Hamptons Int'l Film Festival
  • Philadelphia Int'l Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival
  • Leiden Int'l Film Festival
  • Stockholm Int'l Film Festival
  • Cork Int'l Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • BFI London Film Festival
  • Cinemania Film Festival
  • and more...