Riddle of Fire

Riddle of Fire | Weston Razooli | US 2023 | 114 Min | DCP

A cute-and-cuddly callback to the kiddie adventure movies of the 1970s and 1980s—that’s Riddle of Fire, a story about kids that simply want to play the newest video game. But mother went ahead and password-protected the damn TV. She will only give them the code when the little rascals bring her blueberry cake from the bakery. The odyssey that follows, in which a witch, bad boys, and eggs come to play a role, is rendered with great fervor and nostalgia by director Weston Razooli. Shot on 16mm film, the grainy images provide a dreamlike atmosphere. Wholly enchanting! (mk)

Weston Razooli
Razooli, Weston is a filmmaker whom Variety called “a world-builder”. Citing Hayao Miyazaki, Akira Kurosawa and François Truffaut as his influences, the Utah native studied illustration, graphic design and fashion to apply them to his movies. He made a string of music videos and shorts, including the fable Anaxia, a title that also became the name of his production company. His feature debut, the neo-fairytale Riddle of Fire, was selected for the Director’s Fortnight 2023 in Cannes.
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Language eOV
Cast Charlie Stover, Phoebe Ferro, Skyler Peters, Lio Tipton
Writer Weston Razooli
Editing Weston Razooli
Cinematography Jake Mitchell


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