Lovely Rita


1h 19m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Rita is an unruly outsider: her classmates laugh at her behavior, her teachers find her rude, and her parents lock her in to make her obey. On the verge of becoming a woman, her clumsy sexual awakening leads her to intimacy with a schoolboy, too young, and a bus driver, too old. Her efforts to break

Film Details

Release Date
2001
Production Company
Coop99 Filmproduktion
Distribution Company
Alamode Film; Eye International; Gaumont; Les Films De L'Elysee; Mongkol; Ost For Paradis; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Primer Plano Film Group; Xenix Filmdistribution; Zootrope Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 19m

Synopsis

Rita is an unruly outsider: her classmates laugh at her behavior, her teachers find her rude, and her parents lock her in to make her obey. On the verge of becoming a woman, her clumsy sexual awakening leads her to intimacy with a schoolboy, too young, and a bus driver, too old. Her efforts to break out of her solitude isolate her even more, until one day Rita steps across the border.

Film Details

Release Date
2001
Production Company
Coop99 Filmproduktion
Distribution Company
Alamode Film; Eye International; Gaumont; Les Films De L'Elysee; Mongkol; Ost For Paradis; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Primer Plano Film Group; Xenix Filmdistribution; Zootrope Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 19m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 2001

Released in United States September 2001

Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 9-20, 2001.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 6-15, 2001.

Feature directorial debut for short filmmaker Jessica Hausner.

Released in United States May 2001 (Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 9-20, 2001.)

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 6-15, 2001.)