STAYING VERTICAL (Rester Vertical)
First show: March 03
Alain Guiraudie’s (STRANGER BY THE LAKE) latest film thoroughly rattled la Croissette at it’s Cannes Festival premiere with its uneasy yet ideal balance between surrealism and formal fastidiousness. STAYING VERTICAL follows Leo, a filmmaker who is searching for “the wolf” in the south of France. During a scouting excursion he is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Nine months later she gives birth to their child. Suffering from post-natal depression and with no faith in Leo, who comes and goes without warning, Marie abandons both of them. Leo finds himself alone, with a baby to care for. It’s not easy, but deep down, he loves it. Through a series of unexpected and unusual encounters, struggling to find inspiration for his next film, Leo will do whatever it takes to stay standing. Directed by : Alain GUIRAUDIE. With Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiery, Christian Bouillette, Basile Meilleurat & Laure Calamy France. In Frech with English subtitles. 2016. 100 mins.