WED, FEB 08, 7p:
Florida Premiere Engagement!
From the director of Stranger By the Lake!
Directed by ALAIN GUIRAUDIE/France/2016/1hr, 38mins
With Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphael Thiery, Laure Calamy
From the auteur director of the award winning Stranger By the Lake comes his new even more provocative work, Staying Vertical. Filmmaker Leo 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…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.
Official Competition: Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection: New York Film Festival
Sevilla European Film Festival Best Director
“As A PERVERSELY HUMOROUS AND FREQUENTLY BIZARRE TRAGICOMEDY, it fits even more comfortably alongside his woolly pre-Stranger output…With little deference to expectations or prescribed notions of normativity, Guiraudie has fashioned another strange, wholly unpredictable and invigorating anatomy of the human condition.”-Jordan Cronk, Sight and Sound
“Report From Cannes: Staying Vertical (Grade: A-), Guiraudie’s latest feature (and first Competition entry), finds an ideal balance between light surrealism and formal precision, so that NEARLY EVERY SCENE FULFILLS THE STANDARD CRITERION FOR A GREAT ENDING: SURPRISING PLUS INEVITABLE.”-Mike D’Angelo, A.V. Club