Rikishi

A Film by Julien Menanteau

Synopsis

Despite his solid build, Jason is a shy teenager. At the pool, a classmate bullies him, comparing him to a “Sumo”. Furious, he seizes the young man and tries to drown him. The assault is violent, Jason faces three days of suspension. At home, he kills time researching on “Rikishis”, these Japanese athletes considered godlike. The identification is instantaneous. The journey begins…

Director

  • Picture of Julien Menanteau © Julien Menanteau

    Julien Menanteau

    In 2008, Julien get a Master degree in cinematographic studies at University of Montreal, and next year a Master 2 in cinematographic research at University of Rennes. In 2010, he follows studies at University of technology Sydney (English studies) and in 2011 he obtains a Master 2 professional in Screenplay, filmmaking, production at University of Paris. Since 2007, he has directed many shorts of fiction and documentaries. In 2016, he writes and shoots Rikishi, produced by Topshot Films and Popiul.

Awards + Festivals

  • 9th LIGHTHOUSE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Long Beach, NJ, USA)June 8, 2017
  • 6th BANGALORE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Bangalore, India)June 11, 2017
  • 6th FESTIVAL TOURNEZ-COURT (Séance Scolaire -Hors Compétition, Saint-Etienne, France)September 28, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 10th FILEM'ON - INT'L KINDERFILMFESTIVAL BRUSSEL (Official Selection, Brussel, Belgium)October 30, 2017
  • 37th HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)November 2, 2017
  • 2nd RAPIDLION SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 3, 2018
  • 15th IN THE PALACE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Balchik, Bulgaria)June 23, 2018
  • *MEILLEURE INTERPRÉTATION*
    8th FESTIVAL DU COURT-MÉTRAGE D’AUCH (Official Selection, Auch, France)November 16, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Julien Menanteau
Producer
Topshot Films
Director
Julien Menanteau
Director of Photography
Marine Atlan
Art Direction
Rafael Mathias Monteiro
Sound
Tristan Pontecaille
Editor
Grégoire Pontécaille & Jérémie Cot
Music
Amélie Javegny

Details

Running Time
19:34 mins
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2,35
Sound
Digital 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Topshot Films
23, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth 75003 Paris, France
+33 (0) 9 51 65 24 50
contact@topshotfilms.fr http://www.topshotfilms.fr/

DIRECTOR

Julien Menanteau Paris, France
menanteaujulien@gmail.com