Staying Vertical | Denver Film Society | Alain Guiraudie | France

Staying Vertical

Alain Guiraudie

FrenchEnglish SubtitlesFrance2016100 min

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Overview

ENDS THURSDAY 3/16/2017.

Léo, a filmmaker in southern France, defies his writer’s block by going in search of his animal nature, or what he calls “the wolf.” In no time, he has impregnated Marie, a shepherdess—but soon finds himself abandoned with the baby and her grouch of a father. From such an unpromising vantage point, can he nonetheless overcome his existential dilemma?

From writer-director Alain Guirardie, this oddball comedy (Stranger by the Lake) contemplates the nature of fatherhood, sexuality and creativity.


Producer: Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon | Editor: Jean-Christophe Hym | Cinematographer: Claire Mathon
Cast: Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thierry, Christian Bouillette, Basile Meilleurat, Laure Calamy