Unique: Julie Ledru leads as an adrenaline-obsessed gearhead within the movie that gained an Un Sure Regard jury prize final yr.
An adrenaline junkie crosses tracks with a bike stunt ring, and the remaining is a bloodied historical past.
Director Lola Quivoron’s function debut “Rodeo” facilities on a gearhead (Julie Ledru) who will get deeper with a con artist crew of motorcyclists. The movie, produced by Charles Gillibert (“Bergman Island,” “Annette,” “Private Shopper”), debuted on the 2022 Cannes Movie Pageant, the place it gained the Coup de Cœur du Jury particular prize.
Per the movie’s official synopsis, “hot-tempered and fiercely unbiased, Julia (Ledru) is a gearhead who thrives in hostile environments and turns each scenario to her benefit. She has a expertise for scamming condescending males who suppose it’s cute that she exhibits curiosity of their used motorbikes and might’t fathom her driving away with gleeful abandon. Her obsession with the high-octane world of city Rodeos, illicit gatherings the place riders exhibit their bikes and newest daring stunts, sparks an opportunity assembly with a risky clique. Julia strives to show herself to the ultra-masculine gang by performing cons and working errands for his or her incarcerated ring chief, Dom. She finds a shocking reference to Dom’s spouse, Ophélie (Antonia Buresi), and son, a dangerous transfer that places a goal on her again. Julia is uncertain who she will be able to belief as the final word heist comes down the pike.”
IndieWire’s Kate Erbland reviewed “Rodeo” out of Cannes final yr, likening the fast-paced drama to “Titane,” “Quick and Livid,” and “Girlhood” in its uncooked ardour and push for freedom. “Regardless of all her bristle and bluster, there’s a tenderness in Julia — first-time actor Ledru mines a staggering vary of feelings and motivations to play her — that reveals itself on the most inopportune instances,” Erbland wrote. “Layered beneath the grittiness of each ‘Rodeo’ and Julia, the type of gal who actually spit-shines her personal hair, an intriguing mystical present flows. Is dying all that awaits somebody with such patent disregard for her personal life?”
Lastly, per the evaluate, “Whereas Quivoron avoids overplaying the felony underside of the story, there’s a rising sense that nobody is getting out of this alive. However does that matter?”
Distributed by Music Field, the French-language movie “Rodeo” will play as a part of the New York Metropolis’s Museum of Shifting Picture’s First Look Pageant in March earlier than its theatrical rollout. The movie premieres Friday, March 17 in New York and Friday, March 24 in Los Angeles.
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