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The Long Dumb Road

Hannah Fidell, USA 2018, 90’
European premiere
The Hate U Give Wild Nights with Emily

Nathan (Tony Revolori, known from The Grand Budapest Hotel), an aspiring photographer, sets off on a journey to Los Angeles. When his car breaks down in a little town in Texas, he gets an annoying companion – a rarely sober car mechanic Richard (Jason Mantzoukas), who has just lost his job and does not mind a temporary change of scenery. A road movie directed by Hannah Fidell, acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival, the movie includes a reference to the most famous scene from It Happened One Night directed by Frank Capra – two men who have nothing in common are slowly starting to help each other, whether it comes to visiting a long lost childhood sweetheart or sharing their life philosophy. Three things matter in life. Friends, shelter, and a little bit of food in my belly. Everything else, bro, is fuckin’ bullshit..., as Richard teaches the inexperienced Nathan. Well, maybe also adventures. Especially those that cannot be planned.


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Hannah Fidell

Director and screenwriter born in 1985 in Washington. Debuted in 2010 with We're Glad You're Here, in which she also played. Her film  A Teacher, telling a story about an affair between a teacher and her student was awarded at the Dallas festival and at SXSW. The Long Dumb Road, staring a comedian Jason Mantzoukas, was presented at the Sundance Festival and Universal Pictures acquired distribution rights to the film. In 2012 Filmmaker magazine named Fidell one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

Selected filmography

2010 We're Glad You're Here

2011 The Gathering Squall (short)

2013 A Teacher

2015 6 Years

2018 Długa głupia podróż / The Long Dumb Road

Cast & Crew

director Hannah Fidell
screenplay Hannah Fidell, Carson Mell
cinematography Andrew Droz Palermo
editing Zach Clark
music Keegan DeWitt
cast Jason Mantzoukas, Tony Revolori, Casey Wilson, Taissa Farmiga, Grace Gummer
producer Jacqueline E. Ingram, Hannah Fidell, Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy
production Pretty Good Films
sales Gamechanger Films
language English
coloration colour
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