Cowboy Angels

  • 100'
  • France
  • 2007
The American Kim Massee, who grew up in France, worked for directors like Raymond Depardon, Wim Wenders and Raoul Ruiz before starting to direct herself. Having shot her first short films in Manhattan and France, in her feature debut she has her characters travel to Spain.
Pablo (11, played by Diego Mestanza, Massee's son) lives with his mother in a cheap hotel in Paris. Their life is primarily set in Paris cafes where the mother spends too much of her time. When she deserts Pablo for the umpteenth time, the boy decides to go looking for his father. He convinces the poor poker player Louis, whom he met in a bar, to drive him to the Catalan coast. When they arrive in Spain, the quest starts among Pablo's mother's ex-boyfriends for the man who might just be his father.
Massee shot Cowboy Angels with a digital hand-held camera, which gives the film a sensitive directness. In what becomes a personal and hopeful odyssey, both the adult Louis and the child Pablo seem to be adrift in a world in which they are looking for someone to whom they really mean something. ( SdH )

Director
Kim Massee
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
France
Production Year
2007
Festival Edition
IFFR 2007
Length
100'
Medium
35mm
Language
French
Producer
Kim Massee
Production Company
Artworx Films
Sales
Artworx Films
Screenplay
Kim Massee, Chloé Marçais
Cinematography
Marc Romani
Editor
Amandine Clisson
Sound Design
Nic Niemant, Julien Blasco
Music
Laurent Petitgand
Cast
Noelie Giraud, Thierry Levaret