30.09. - 09.10.2021

Staying Vertical France 2015 | 100 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Alain Guiraudie

Alain Guiraudie (*1964) comes from a rural background and is today one of France's mostunconventional film-makers. His previous film Stranger by the Lake won the 2013 prize for best direction at Cannesin the section Un Certain Regard. Staying Vertical is his eighth feature.

rated for 0 + years
Leo is a film-maker looking for a wolf for his next project. During his search, he meets Marie, a temperamental shepherdess who seduces him and then has his child. Leo, a flighty beau and absolute urbanite, moves in with Marie and her father on their farm. But their happiness is short-lived. One day, Marie abandons him and Leo has to deal with both looking after their child and warding off the increasing advances of his monstrous father-in-law, while his producer is on his case demanding his money back. A steady stream of new, ever more absurd twists rock Leo's life – and the story, in which nothing is as it appears to be. Staying Vertical is a very entertaining, inspiring rejection of the diktats of common sense and the logic of narration as we know it.
Original title: Rester Vertical
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Screenplay: Alain Guiraudie
Cast: Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry, Christian Bouillette, Basile Meilleurat, Laure Calamy
Producer: Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon
Director of Photography: Claire Mathon (AFC)
Production Design: Toma Baqueni
Editor: Jean-Christophe Hym
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Production: Les Films du Worso
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