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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 (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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