Jimmy Rivière

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    Jimmy Rivière

    Directed by

    France

    2010

    90 min

    • French

    Jimmy Rivière is a Romani, solar and nervous (sometimes a little too much). Under pressure from his community, he converts to Pentecostalism and gives up on his two passions: Thai boxing and Sonia. But how can he turn down the new fight his trainer offers him? And how can he resist the strength of the desire which binds him to Sonia?

    Awards

    • Public Prize, Premiers Plans Festival

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Guillaume Gouix
    Béatrice Dalle
    Hafsia Herzi
    Serge Riaboukine
    Pamela Flores
    Screenplay
    Rebecca Zlotowski
    Teddy Lussi-Modeste
    Cinematography
    Claudine Natkin
    Editing
    Albertine Lastera
    Music
    Rob

    Director's Statement

    I wanted to trace the path of a young Romani that everyone can relate to. His story raises the question of belonging to a group and the way in which you can move away from it without turning your back on it. The most honest way, the most sincere and even the most realistic way of entering into my community – taking the words, the rites, the faces that I know so well and which I have never seen correctly portrayed – meant that I would have to employ a certain Romanesque form.

    Sales
    PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    KAZAK PRODUCTIONS
    Teddy Lussi-Modeste

    Teddy Lussi-Modeste

    France

    Teddy Lussi-Modeste is from the traveller community, and was born in Grenoble in 1978. After studying literature, he went to La fémis. In 2004 he made EMBRASSER LES TIGRES, DANS L'OEIL in 2006 and JE VIENS in 2008, which was selected for Premiers Plans. In 2010 he moved into making features with JIMMY RIVIÈRE, a film which he wrote with Rebecca Zlotowski. The film’s script was selected for the Festival’s Ateliers in 2007, and was read as part of the feature film screenplay readings in 2009.

    Selected Filmography