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by Emmanuelle Bercot


Abandoned by his mother at the age of 6, Malony is constantly in and out of juvenile court. An adoptive family grows around this young delinquent: Florence, a children’s magistrate nearing retirement, and Yann, a caseworker and himself the survivor of a very difficult childhood.Together they follow the boy’s journey and try unfailingly to save him. Then Malony is sent to a stricter educational center, where he meets Tess, a very special young girl who will show him that there are reasons for hope.

international title: Standing Tall
original title: La tête haute
country: France
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Emmanuelle Bercot
film run: 120'
release date: FR 13/05/2015, BE 13/05/2015, ES 2/10/2015, NL 2/07/2015, IT 19/11/2015, SE 22/04/2016
screenplay: Emmanuelle Bercot, Marcia Romano
cast: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier
cinematography by: Guillaume Schiffman
film editing: Julien Leloup
art director: Eric Barboza
costumes designer: Pascaline Chavanne
producer: François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne
production: Les Films du Kiosque, Kinotar Oy, France 2 Cinéma
backing: CNC, Pictanovo, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
distributor: Wild Bunch, Vértigo Films, September Film Distribution, Abc Distribution, Folkets Bio


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015
Opening film
Cabourg Film Festival 2015

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