LOVELY RITA

LOVELY RITA

Rita, a wilful and unruly teenager, is on the verge of womanhood. Her sexual awakening leads her to intimacy with a schoolboy, too young, and a bus driver, too old. Rita’s efforts to break out of her solitude and claustrophobic environment isolate her even more, until one day she crosses the line.

Jessica Hausner

Jessica Hausner

(Vienna, 1972) She studied directing at the Film Academy of Vienna where she made the award-winning short films, Flora (1996) and Inter-view (1999). In 2001, her debut feature film, Lovely Rita premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard. She returned to Un Certain Regard with her second feature, Hotel, in 2004. In 2009, Lourdes was selected in Competition at the Venice Film Festival, where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize. Amour fou was Hausner’s third film to be presented in Un Certain Regard, where it premiered in 2014. Little Joe is Jessica Hausner’s fifth feature film and her English-language debut.

FILMOGRAPHY

Little Joe (2019), Amour fou (2014), Lourdes (2009), Toast (curt, 2006), Hotel (2004), Lovely Rita (2001), Inter-view (curt, 1999), Flora (curt, 1995)

ROUBAIX, UNE LUMIÈRE

Arnaud Desplechin

The acclaimed French director shoots in his hometown a noir film faithful to the genre but also subversive with its references, including Hitchcock's The Wrong Man.

A STORMY NIGHT

David Moragas

Alan is forced to let a room in his house to a friend's friend who can't travel because of a canceled flight. A film that approaches the gay issue without trauma or complexes.

NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN

Werner Herzog

Herzog follows in the footsteps of his friend, adventurer, and writer Bruce Chatwin on an epic journey through some of the most remote places on the planet, from Patagonia to Australia.