63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Since the 2005 uprisings, the Parisian suburbs keep reminding us of the fierce class conflicts and ethnic controversies that characterize the not-so-uniform French territory. After spending years in an underground biker community north of Paris, Lola Quivoron draws on her own personal experience to tell the story of Julia, a hot-tempered and fiercely independent female rider who finds escape in her passion for motorcycles and the fast-paced world of urban “rodeos” – illicit gatherings where bikers show off their bikes and their latest daring stunts. In a film where motorcycles become mechanical horses of a contemporary western, Rodeo explores the female condition in a male-dominated world from a fresh perspective and, at the same time, reveals harsh social realities that fuel conflict.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Lola Quivoron
Script: Antonia Buresi, Lola Quivoron
Cinematography: Raphaël Vandenbussche
Editing: Rafael Torres Calderon
Sound: Lucas Doméjean, Geoffrey Perrier, Victor Praud
Music: Kelman Duran
Actors: Julie Ledru, Yannis Lafki, Antonia Buresi, Cody Schroeder, Louis Sotton
Production: CG Cinéma
Producers: Charles Gillibert
Production Design: Gabrielle Desjean
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 106΄
Contact: Les Films Du Losange
Awards/Distinctions: Jury Coup de Coeur (Un Certain Regard) – Cannes FF 2022, Prix de la Critique & Prix du Jury – Champs-Élysées FF 2022

Lola Quivoron

Lola Quivoron (1989, Paris) is a French filmmaker. After her diploma, she completed a preparatory school, studied modern literature, and obtained a Master's Degree in Cinema in Paris. In 2012, she entered the Film Directing Department at La Fémis. In 2015, her short film Son of the Wolf screened at FF Locarno, getting the Nomination for the European Film Awards.


2012 The Great Bear (short)
2013 Stand (doc)
2015 Son of the Wolf (short)
2016 Dreaming of Baltimore (short)
2022 Rodeo