Preceded by a short: Boléro at 4pm ; Phalène at 7:30pm

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Lola Quivoron, 2022, France, 105 min
With Julie Ledru, Yannis Lafki, Antonia Buresi
In French with English subtitles

Winner, Un Certain Regard – Jury Coup de Coeur, 2022 Cannes Film Festival
Winner, Best Director, 2022 Champs-Élysées Film Festival

Julia (Julie Ledru), a hot-tempered scam-artist by nature, infiltrates the male-dominated world of “urban rodeos”—illicit gatherings where riders show off their dirt bikes and daring stunts. There she meets a rough, volatile clique and tries to prove herself by performing cons and running errands for their incarcerated ring leader, Dom. In a risky move, Julia makes an unexpected connection with Dom’s wife and son, putting a target on her back. With few to trust, she is about to take on the ultimate heist.

Lola Quivoron’s vibrant fiction debut is a gang movie that mutates into a heist thriller with a good dose of compassion.

Rodeo takes its blind corners and open roads with plenty of ferocity, but also a necessary compassion for the searching force of nature at its center.” — Los Angeles Time

Short Film


Precedes the 4pm screening

Dir. Nans Laborde-Jourdaà, 2022, DCP, 17 min
With François Chaignaud, Muriel Laborde-Jourdàa, Mellie Laborde-Jourdàa, and Roger Marcillaud
In French with English subtitles

Fran is in his hometown to rest and visit his mother. Following the jerky rhythm of Ravel’s famous composition, Bolero, this journey along the paths of memory and desire will lead him and the whole village to a joyfully chaotic climax.

Short Film


Precedes the 7:30pm screening

Dir. Sarah-Anaïs Desbenoit, 2022, 19 min, 2022
With Biole Chae Park, Dalle Chae Park
No dialogue

Twin sisters live in complete symbiotic isolation. Every gesture in their life is perfectly synchronized. One day something changes and they are forced to embark on an adventurous journey to regain their normality.