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Video: Michaël R. Roskam’s Racer and the Jailbird – 2017 TIFF Post Screening Q&A

Our Tommaso Tocci caught up with Michaël R. Roskam‘s latest while at the Venice Film Festival calling his cinema “marked by reticence and doomed choices, with characters often at war with their own narrative”. Racer and the Jailbird would have its North American premiere to an animated Ryerson crowd, with a talky Matthias Schoenaerts and Adèle Exarchopoulos assisting with the Q&A. Personally I’m not a fan, but NEON will test the waters with this double life lived pursuit for happiness at some point in the 2018 calendar.

Racer and the Jailbird

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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