Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
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"A FILM ABOUT HOPE THAT UNFASHIONABLY INSISTS THAT AUTHORITY FIGURES CAN BE THE GOOD GUYS." - THE GUARDIAN
Film Category
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIÈRE
  • STANDING TALL
  • STANDING TALL
  • STANDING TALL

STANDING TALL

 LA TÊTE HAUTE

FRANCE • DRAMA • 119 MINS • 2015 • MA 15+
Directed by: EMMANUELLE BERCOT
Starring: Rod Paradot, Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier
This opening night film of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival is an absorbing insight into the French juvenile justice system which pairs an electrifying performance from new comer Rod Paradot with the assured style and weight of veterans Catherine Deneuve and Benoît Magimel.

An explosive firecracker of frustration and rage, Malony (Paradot) has been raised in a tumultuous love-hate relationship with his single mother (Sara Forestier), who is incapable of setting a good example, and often encourages his behaviour. From the ripe young age of 7 years old, he displays the abnormally rebellious conduct that sees him thrust into the hands of various authorities including the stern yet caring juvenile judge Catherine Deneuve and the brooding, blue-eyed counsellor Yann (Magimel) who embark with steely resolve on the seemingly impossible task of trying to correct the deeply ingrained anger reflected in every fibre of Malony's being.

Actress-director Emmanuelle Bercot’s film is powerful, compassionate and well played by amazing actors. It is a strong redemption drama, leaving us with a moving and hopeful message.

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


BUY 3:45 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Verona
BUY 8:45 PMSaturday 25 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 1:40 PMSunday 26 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:30 PMTuesday 28 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 7:00 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 1:30 PMThursday 30 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:30 PMMonday 3 April Palace Norton St.ENCORE SCREENING
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:30 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 8:15 PMSaturday 25 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 1:30 PMThursday 30 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:30 PMThursday 30 March Palace WestgarthENCORE SCREENING
BUY 4:30 PMSaturday 1 April Palace Brighton BayENCORE SCREENING
BUY 6:30 PMWednesday 5 April Palace BalwynENCORE SCREENING
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 25 March Electric
BUY 9:10 PMTuesday 28 March Electric
BUY 6:30 PMWednesday 29 March Electric
BUY 1:10 PMSunday 2 April Electric
BUY 1:40 PMTuesday 28 March Palace Centro
BUY 1:40 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:45 PMSaturday 1 April Palace Centro
BUY 6:15 PMSunday 2 April Palace Barracks
BUY 8:50 PMTuesday 4 April Palace Centro
BUY 6:15 PMFriday 7 April Palace Barracks
BUY 1:15 PMSunday 9 April Palace Barracks
BUY 3:30 PMSaturday 1 April Palace Nova
BUY 4:15 PMThursday 6 April Palace Nova
BUY 8:15 PMFriday 7 April Palace Nova
BUY 1:30 PMThursday 13 April Palace Nova
BUY 8:45 PMSaturday 15 April Palace Nova
BUY 9:10 PMTuesday 18 April Palace Nova
 4:00 PMMonday 27 March Cinema Paradiso
 6:30 PMTuesday 28 March Cinema Paradiso
 8:30 PMThursday 30 March Cinema Paradiso
 4:00 PMMonday 3 April Luna on SX

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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