Join us for an evening of French culture culminating in a special screening from Irish Film Institute (IFI) French Film Festival.
LA TETE HAUTE (STANDING TALL)
Troubled teenager Malony (Rod Paradot) has been in and out of detention facilities, counselling centres, and even prison, since the age of six, despite the tireless efforts of his social worker (Benoît Magimel) and the juvenile judge assigned to his case (Catherine Deneuve). Director Emmanuelle Bercot (On My Way, 2013), inspired by her childhood visits to a juvenile detention camp where her uncle worked as a counsellor, creates with dramatic detail and dialogue, a sympathetic yet honest portrait of a young man living on the margins of society.
Director’s Note: Standing Tall pays tribute to the heroic struggles of those in the justice system who work to reintegrate troubled youths.
Directed by: Emmanuelle Bercot
Running Time: 119 minutes
FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Out of Competition, Opening Film, Cannes Film Festival 2015