Source: Les Films du Losange


Rodeo, the debut feature from French director Lola Quivoron, won the New Visions award – the Golden Puffin - at Reykjavik International Film Festival this weekend.

Quivoron’s film, which won the Coup de Coeur jury prize on its debut in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, follows a young woman who attempts to infiltrate the male-dominated world of dirt bike riding.

Scroll down for the full list of feature winners

The Reykjavik jury said the film is “a striking debut… taking the audience on a powerful ride in search of freedom… [it’s] original, surprising and fearless.”

France-based Les Films Du Losange handles international sales on Rodeo, with Curzon acquiring UK-Ireland rights in June and Music Box releasing in the US.

The film played in Reykjavik’s New Visions section, featuring first- and second-time features.

The section awarded special mentions to Franciska Eliassen’s Sister, What Grows Where Land Is Sick?, produced by Norway’s Myke Blikk and Hummelfilm; and Valentina Maurel’s France-Costa Rica-Belgium-produced drama I Have Electric Dreams, sold by Heretic.

Skuli Helgason, chairman of the Culture council of Reykjavik, closed the 11-day festival on Saturday, October 8.

Reykjavik International Film Festival 2022 winners

Golden Egg – Send The Rain, dir. Haley Gray

Young People’s Jury award – Eternal Spring, dir. Jason Loftus

A Different Tomorrow award – A Marble Travelog, dir. Sean Wang
Special mention – Girl Gang, dir. Susanne Regina Meures

New Visions award – Rodeo, dir. Lola Quivoron
Special mentions – Sister, What Grows Where Land Is Sick?, dir. Franciska Eliassen; I Have Electric Dreams, dir. Valentina Maurel