STANDING TALL

Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot
US release date: April 1, 2016
"It's a movie with quiet strength and purpose, unembarrassed about it's own optimism, perhaps inspired by Dardenne brothers movies such as Le Fils." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

 

Abandoned by his mother (Sara Forestier) at the age of 6, Malony (Rod Paradot) is constantly in and out of juvenile court. An adoptive family grows around this young delinquent: Florence (Catherine Deneuve), a children’s magistrate nearing retirement, and Yann (Benoît Magimel), a caseworker and himself the survivor of a very difficult childhood. Together they follow the boy’s journey and try unfailingly to save him. Then Malony is sent to a stricter educational center, where he meets Tess (Diane Rouxel), a very special young girl who will show him that there are reasons for hope.

Winner of two 2016 César Awards:  Best Male Newcomer (Rod Paradot) and Best Supporting Actor (Benoit Magimel) 

Official Selection: 2016 Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Official Selection: Opening Night, 2015 Cannes Film Festival


Standing Tall (La Tête haute)
Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot
Written by Emmanuelle Bercot, Marcia Romano
Cinematography by Guillaume Schiffman
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier, Diane Rouxel
Run time: 120 min


US Distributor : Cohen Media Group

> Opens on Friday, April 1 in New York (Lincoln Plaza Cinema) and Los Angeles (Laemmle Theaters)

> Opens on May 13th in Miami, FL, at the Tower Theater

 

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