Staying Vertical

Mar 24 to Mar 27
Friday to Monday 8:00

Alain Guiraudie - 2016 - 100m - France - In French with English subtitles - No Matinees

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. 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.

“[A] delightfully queer oddity!” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A rough gravity that holds your attention and sticks in your mind.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

“An intriguing variant on the usual tale of writer's block.” - Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times

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