The Cowboys

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Tai, ką tu darai, yra beprasmiška.

Tavo duktė jau nebe tavo duktė.

On a vast prairie somewhere in eastern France, a country and western gathering is in full swing. Alain is one of the stalwarts of this community. He is dancing with his 16 year-old daughter Kelly as his wife and their young son Kid look on. But later that same day

Kelly disappears. The family is stricken. From that moment, Alain becomes obsessed with finding his daughter, even to the point of risking everything: the love of his nearest and dearest and all that he owns. He sets off and is catapulted into the big bad world, a world of upheaval and change, with his only ally in this endless search his son Kid, whose own youth he sacrifices, as he continues his relentless quest.

Festivals: 

Cannes Film Festival – screened in Directors’ Fortnight programme, nominated for Golden Camera Award.

Thomas Bidegain

Thomas Bidegain is a French distributor, producer, screenwriter and, now, director, perhaps best known for his collaborative work with director Jacques Audiard on films A Prophet (2009) and Rust and Bone (2012). He received the César Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2010 for A Prophet and Best Adaptation in 2013 for Rust and Bone. He had two films at Cannes this year: another collaboration with Audiard, Dheepan, which picked up the prestigious Palme d’Or Award and rave reviews at the festival, and his own directorial debut, The Cowboys. Both films are screened at Scanorama.