2019 Official Selection

of the French Riviera

Motorcycle Film Festival



Feature films in competition

  • 3 Wheeling - Isle of Man
  • Au nom du père - Canada (Québec)
  • Back to Berlin - UK
  • Morbidelli - a story of men and fast motorcycles - Italy
  • The World's Slowest Harley - France

Short films in competition

  • 115 DB - France
  • Broken Roads to Siberia - Finland
  • Giovanni Burlando's Vision - Italy
  • I Left It All Behind For A Roadtrip - France
  • La Persistente - France
  • Motorcycle Boy - France/Japan
  • No Highway - Canada (Québec)
  • Parts & Labor - USA
  • The Life of Brian - France
  • The Motorcycle Art of Linus Corragio - USA
  • The Ultimate Ride - Australia
  • Transcend - USA

Out of Competition Movies

  • Be. Continental Circus - Belgium
  • Vitesse Oblige - France

Films Classified by length

MOTORCYCLE BOY

 

Directors : James F. Cotton & Masato Riesser 

Producer : Morgan Preleur (NOSIDE)

Length : 8 minutes

Country : France

Part documentary with an experimental feel, and part music video, Motorcycle Boy is a song by Portuguese artist Paulo Furtado aka The Legendary Tigerman. The video focuses on Japanese biker crew, The Specter Gang and the underground Bosozuku.... Read more >

GIOVANNI BURLANDO'S VISION

Director : Ugo Roffi 

Producer : Ugo Roffi

Length : 11 minutes

Country : Italy

The story of hills race told by Giovanni Burlando: 75 years old and about 850 contests raced with some of the best racers in the world such as Agostini and Pasolini. And then his workshop and his motorbikes: Ducati 250, Benelli 250, Aletta 125 and Motobi 250, each of them fixed by himself alone... Read more >

VITESSE OBLIGE

 

Director : Jacques Doillon 

Producer : Daniel Riché

Length : 13 minutes

Country : France

We found the only surviving copy of one of Jacques Doillon's first films in 1970 and you will see this film at the 2nd edition of the French Riviera Motorcycle Film Festival. This is one of the rare times when Christian Ravel, rising star of the speed of this era appears on... Read more >

J'AI TOUT QUITTE POUR UN ROADTRIP

Director : Ben Blake

Producer : Ben Blake 

Length : 17 minutes

Country : France

All passionate people know how hard it is to cope when a deep crisis of their own passion occurs. That's what happened to me when I was fired in January 2016 for economic reasons. I'm not going to lie to you, working in the world of musical ... Read more >



THE ULTIMATE RIDE

 

Directors : Edgard Ferreira, Adam Dostalek 

Producer : Edgard Ferreira

Length : 17 minutes

Country : Australia

With limited time and new technology that has never been pushed to the limits of land speed racing, Elliott Andrews and his ... Read more >

NO HIGHWAY

 

Director : Virgil H. Laferté 

Producer : Émilie Villeneuve

Length : 19 minutes

Country : Canada (Québec)

At the dawn of his fiftieth birthday, Marc Provencher begins his journey that will take him on 6500 km of gravel road, through northern Quebec and the maritimes ... Read more >

LA PERSISTENTE

 

Director : Camille Lugan

Producer : Jérôme Barthélemy, Daniel Sauvage

Length : 22 minutes

Country : France

Une station de ski, quelque part dans les Pyrénées françaises. Ivan ne vit que pour sa moto - La Persistente sensible, aimante et respirante... Read more >

PARTS & LABOR

 

Director : Benjamin Galland

Producers : David Chase, Barry Opper 

Length : 23 minutes

Country : USA

Greg is a builder of vintage motorcycles. Clean and sober, he’s made a truce with the demons of his violent past ... Read more >



TRANSCEND

 

Director : Ethan Vara, Brian Walsh

Producers : Ethan Vara, Brian Walsh

Length : 23 minutes

Country : USA

Transcend is a short documentary about Motocross racing and riding in New England. Featuring riders such as Robby Marshall, Brody Wilson, Jimmy Decotis and many more.  Read more >

BROKEN ROADS TO SIBERIA

Director : Jyri Koski

Producer : Jyri Koski

Length : 30 minutes

Country : Finland

An adventure documentary about two regular guys who follow their dream of riding from Finland to Siberia on motorcycles... Read more >

THE LIFE OF BRIAN

 

Director : Manuel Vivion

Producer : Manuel Vivion

Length : 34 minutes

Country : France

Brian is a junior motorbiker. And last october, he was leaving in hometown to ride south and run away from the wintertime. Read more >

THE MOTORCYCLE ART OF LINUS CORRAGIO

Director : Thomas W. Campbell 

Producer : Thomas W. Campbell

Length : 38 minutes

Country : USA

This is a film about an artist with an obsessive love for Motorcycle Art. Linus Coraggio has created over 90 Motorcycle sculptures... Read more >



115DB

Director : Lucile Chaufour

Producer : SupersonicGlide

Length : 40 mn

Country : France

Engine noises, comments on the speaker, clatter of parts changed at full speed by a swarm of mechanics ... What strikes at first in this film with its sound title (but also potentially military) is the subtlety of its mix which, despite the feeling ...  Read more >

BE. CONTINENTAL CIRCUS

Director : Marc Bruynbroek - Lautal

Producer : Paul Englebert

Length : 52 minutes

Country : Belgium

Bernadette and Michel Ledermann, a couple and a sidecar crew on old motorcycle racing. They are beautiful to see and their passion is envy. A wonderful film in which the endearing personalities of ... Read more >

AU NOM DU PERE

Director : Stéphane Paquin

Producer : RDS - EPI Productions

Length : 53 minutes

Country : Canada (Québec)

Miguel Duhamel is the AMA's most successful race track rider with 86 wins in all categories to win eight championships, including the Super Sport class in a row. 10 consecutive wins... Read more >

BACK TO BERLIN

Director : Catherine Lurie 

Producer : Catherine Lurie

Length : 59 minutes

Country : UK

In the summer of 2015, Germany hosted the European Maccabi Games (also known as the Jewish Olympics) at the Waldbühne Stadion, site of Hitler's 1936 Olympics for the first time ever... Read more >



THE WORLD'S SLOWEST HARLEY

Directors : Pierre André Lhomme & Leo Terreros

Producer : Wondercorp

Length : 1h01

Country : France

Pierre André Lhomme is a French guy who always loved old military Harleys. Since his childhood, he is riding them with his family. He had a dream. Going to Bonneville and break a record with it. But, how could an old WLA Harley Davindson... Read more >

MORBIDELLI - a story of men and fast motorcycles

Director : Jeffrey Zani, Matthew Gonzales 

Producer : Jeffrey Zani

Length : 1h23

Country : Italy

There was an era when, in motor-sport, David could still beat Goliath. No matter how big and powerful the motorcycle companies competing in the World Championship were, there still was the chance that a small team could build a bike and beat them. Read more >

3 WHEELING

 

Director : Nathan Russell-Raby 

Producer : Chris Beauman

Length : 1 h 41 mn

Country : Isle of Man

Experience the spectacular sport of sidecar racing as the top riders take on the world's most dangerous race: the Isle of Man TT. Watch TT Legend Dave 'Moly' Molyneux go head to head with multiple world champion Tim Reeves as they risk everything ... Read more >