2022 Official Selection

of the French Riviera

Motorcycle Film Festival



All these films will be screened in the Festival - february 18 to 20, 2022

Feature Films in competition

  • "972 BREAKDOWNS - On The Landway to New York", Germany
  • "BROUGH SUPERIOR - Sur les traces de Lawrence D’Arabie", France
  • "CHASING THE CHAMPIONSHIP", UK
  • "IT'S NOT THE END OF THE ROAD", Poland
  • "JOHANN ZARCO - L'audace d'un champion", France
  • "ONE MORE TIME", Italy
  • "QUINZE MILLE TOURS MINUTE", France
  • "WHEN THE ROAD ENDS - lost in the Pacific (with a Motorcycle)", Switzerland

Short Films in competition

  • "202", France
  • "ALL THE PRETTY THINGS", USA
  • "L'ESSENCE", France
  • "PASSEPORT POUR LA LIBERTE", France
  • "RAY TAUSCHER : America's Forgotten World Champion Motorcycle Racer", USA
  • "REAPPEAR", UK
  • "REDUX", Spain
  • "REFUGEE", France
  • "SFUMATO", Iran
  • "STUNT MEMORIES : c'était mieux avant ?", France
  • "THE REASON", USA

OUTSIDE COMPETITION FILMS

  • "91", France
  • "VITESSE OBLIGE", France
  • "LA COUPE YAMAHA 2014", France
  • "LE GECO AU 24H MOTO 2015", France

Films Classified by duration

Short Films - (up to 45 MN)


REDUX

Director : Ot Boqué

Producer : Ot Boqué

Duration : 1 minutes 51"

Country : Spain

"REDUX" not only symbolizes the rebirth of a motorcycle, but the state of mind of a person living in difficult times. The death of ambition and creativity during lockdown, and...

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THE REASON

Director : Noah Conopask

Producer : Noah Conopask

Duration : 4 minutes 20"

Country : USA
When it comes to the hyper niche world of vintage motorcycle racing, the Barber Vintage Festival is as big as it gets. In this emotional and sincere journey we discover why racers from...

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REFUGEE

Director : Morgan Matyjasik

Producer : Morgan Matyjasik

Duration : 4 minutes 55"

Country : France

Guided by the stars, a biker explores the cosmos on the roads of an imaginary world. This film is a cinematographic, poetic and musical UFO with absolutely amazing images...

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ALL THE PRETTY THINGS

Director : Roberto Serrini

Producer : Peter Boggia

Duration : 6 minutes 23''

Country : USA

The rarest bike on the planet, 12 ultra luxury items, and a cast of real characters willing to die for them all. All The Pretty Things is what life looks like from inside your feed.

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REAPPEAR

 

Director : Tommy Clarke

Producers : Mark Stothert & Minnie Young

Duration : 13 minutes 25'

Country : UK

A young man restores his late father's vintage motorcycle to recreate his mother's most precious photograph. Very beautiful images and great ...

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STUNT MEMORIES

 

Director : Elodie Devaye

Producer : Elodie Devaye

Duration : 14 minutes 44

Country : France
"Stunt Memories, alors c'était mieux avant?" is a report devoted to the history of this discipline as told by the pilots, mixing interviews and extracts from training sessions,....

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PASSEPORT POUR LA LIBERTE

Director : Dominique Peltier

Producer : Dominique Peltier

Duration : 16 minutes

Country : France

This documentary film introduces us to a young man (Maxime) who has just obtained his motorcycle driving license. He tells how the desire to practice motorcycle riding was forged. His...

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RAY TAUSCHER

 

Director : Ned Thanhouser

Producer : Ned & Michael Thanhouser

Duration : 16 minutes 42'

Country : USA

In 1931, Portland, Oregon born Raymond Tauscher won four international motorcycle racing titles in a 12-month period. His achievements in the field of racing and contributions...

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202

Director : Paul Lavau

Producer : Paul Lavau

Duration : 22 minutes 27'

Country : France

Every year, the motocross championship becomes the center of attention of a part of Burgundy. The film follows in the footsteps of Benjamin Gauguin, a young...

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L'ESSENCE

Director: Baptiste Chabot

Producer : Theo Bayssette

Duration : 24 minutes 35"

Country : France

Denis has spent his life traveling by Vespa with his friends and the love of his life. When his wife dies, a link is broken with his grandson Raphaël. Denis is now suffering from an ...

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SFUMATO

Director: Amirali Mirderikvand

Producer : Amirali Mirderikvand

Duration : 30 minutes

Country : Iran

This documentary tells the story of a rural family with two teenage girls, whose eldest daughter helps them a lot in life, but continues to face obstacles. She faces two major difficulties...

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Long Films - (over 45 MN)


IT'S NOT THE END OF THE ROAD

Directors & producers : Jaroslaw Frankowski, Robert Czyzewicz &

Sebastian Korczak

Duration : 51 minutes 22'

Pays : Poland

It is the story of people injured in accidents who did not give up and did not lose the meaning of life. They have proven that disability is not a vegetative state between four walls and that...

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QUINZE MILLE TOURS PAR MINUTE

Director : Grégoire Darrasse

Producer : Fanny Chrétien

Duration : 52 mn

Country : France

In a countryside near the city of Tours, Yohann, a 26-year-old mechanic, designs and renovates old motorcycles and café-racer. Céline, his companion, takes care of the administration...

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BROUGH SUPERIOR - Sur les traces de Lawrence d'Arabie

Directors : David Dumain & Eric Communier

Producer : Produm1 / GM Editions

Duration : 54 mn

Country : France

In 1908, the man who was not yet Lawrence of Arabia was 20 years old when he embarked on a tour of medieval castles around France by bicycle for the purposes of his thesis...

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CHASING THE CHAMPIONSHIP

Director: Dave Baum

Producer : Dave Baum & Andi Reiss

Duration : 54 minutes

Country : UK

Chrissy Rouse is a bike racer, podcast host and schoolteacher. In 2020 he had recovered from surgery to be racing again. Lockdown threw him a lifeline for his recovery. But it also cost him his team. This is the story of how he ...

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ONE MORE TIME

 

Director: Tommaso Montaldo

Producer : Tommaso Montaldo

Duration : 1h01

Country : Italy

The Borri brothers are two old hands who have spent their lives competing in motorcycling, winning numerous races and championships. In the world of racing competition, they are known ...

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WHEN THE ROAD ENDS

 

Director : Dylan Wickrama

Producer : Dylan Wickrama

Duration : 1h33

Country : Switzerland

As a child, Dylan grew up in poverty and dreamed of riding around the world on a motorcycle. Many years later, he broke the shackles of a normal life and hit the road. After covering ...

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972 BREAKDOWNS

 

Director : Daniel von Rüdiger

Producer : leavinghomeproduktion

Duration : 1h50

Country : Germany

When plans fall apart, things start to get interesting... Welcome aboard the Ural 650! A side-car at the same time charming and moody that will take us around the world, from breakdown to...

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JOHANN ZARCO - L'audace d'un champion

Director : Bernard Fau

Producer : Strada Productions

Duration : 1h55

Country : France

In this new documentary, the central character is no longer a former rider but a current champion, Johann Zarco. Originally from Antibes, he is at 27 years old double Moto2 world champion...

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Outside competition films


91

 

Director : Olivier Wagner

Producer : Olivier Wagner

Duration : 8 minutes

Country : France

An hour of stress summarized in 8 minutes. The Team Energie Endurance 91 during the Bol d'Or 2016 on the circuit Paul Ricard. After the fall of a pilot, the motorcycle returns in a pitiful state in the stand to be repaired in a record time and to leave under the cheers. The adrenaline rush that follows immediately causes tears and euphoria.

VITESSE OBLIGE

 

Director : Jacques Doillon
Producer : Daniel Riché
Duration : 13 minutes
Country : France
We have found the only existing copy of one of the first films directed by Jacques Doillon in 1970 and you will be able to see this film during the 4th edition of the French Riviera Motorcycle Film Festival.  It is one of the rare times when Christian Ravel, the rising star of speed at the time, appears on screen and one of the rare times when Eric Offenstadt, President of the Jury of our 2022 edition, then very young, is filmed in competition.

LE GECO AU 24H MOTO 2015

Director : Olivier Wagner
Producer : Olivier Wagner
Duration : 25 minutes
Country: France
The misadventures of the first version of the GECO, the extraordinary prototype created by Eric Offenstadt, during the only race in which it took part: the 24H Moto.

LA COUPE YAMAHA 2014

 

Director : Olivier Wagner
Producer : Olivier Wagner
Duration : 28 minutes
Country : France
A documentary on the 2014 racing season of the Yamaha Cup participants. A dive into the heart of the passion that drives the young and not so young who want to race no matter what.