CHILDREN/ FAMILY / FRANCE / 2022 / 109MINS / PG
A film that touches the heart and bewitches the senses, Ride Above transports audiences from their seats to the stables and glistening coastlines of Normandy, France. The story follows Zoé (Carmen Kassovitz), who dreams of becoming a great jockey just like her father Philippe (Pio Marmaï, The Trouble with You, AF FFF19). Throughout childhood our aspiring jockey forges a deep connection with her horses – but there is no bond quite like the love she shares with her best friend Belle Intriguante, her stables prize mare.
When tragedy strikes and Zoé is left with a debilitating injury - the life she so carefully envisioned begins to slip through her fingers. Feeling devastated and not knowing where to turn next, Zoé pushes away her loved ones, hiding away from the world in her isolated cabin. Determined to help Zoé find trust in Belle Intriguante her beloved friend Seb (Kacey Motten Klein, Farewell to the Night, AF FFF20) courageously formulates a plan, but will it be enough to encourage her to ride again?
Heart wrenching and honest, Ride Above is a tale of loss and triumph – a reminder that in the face of adversity the strongest barrier to achieving our dreams is often ourselves.
Director Duguay, manages to expertly pull heartstrings without lapsing into excessive sentimentality– HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
The great family movie of this year.– VERSION FEMINA
A beautiful film about the determination to live one's passion against all odd– LE PARISIEN
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