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Date & Time: Sunday 12th at 8:30pm

Location & Tickets: The Gate Cinema

Details: Cédric Klapisch / France /2022 / 117 mins

Starring: Marion Barbeau, Hofesh Shechter, Denis Podalydes, Muriel Robin

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Synopsis: Rise begins with a beautifully shot sequence that takes place backstage and onstage during a performance of the ballet La Bayadère. With no dialogue, the stage is immediately set for the movie’s plot. The prima ballerina, Élise (brilliantly played by Marion Barbeau, a real ballerina from the Paris Opera Ballet in her first film role) takes a bad fall and breaks her ankle. The film follows her through her attempts to recover and find a new path in life. while staying at an artists’ residency in Brittany as an extra pair of hands in the kitchen, Elise finds her way to healing – both physically and mentally – through mixing with a contemporary dance group.

“There is a life-affirming quality in how the film captures the recovery process: it is not a solitary act but a communal one, as the healing of Elise’s body is made possible only by being among the collective of other creative souls.” – The Guardian.

Nominated for ten César Awards, 2023, including Best Film, Best Director.