Alain Guiraudie’s latest film, the dark comedy STAYING VERTICAL (RESTER VERTICAL), which World Premiered in competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, will be released in the US in early 2017 via Strand Releasing.
Alain Guiraudie follows Stranger by the Lake, also released by Strand, with this “intimate, heart-stopping tale set amidst a wilderness in which secret desires are revealed.”
The cast of Staying Vertical includes India Hair, Damien Bonnard, Raphaël Thiéry, and Laure Calamy.
In the film, Damien Bonnard plays filmmaker Leo who is searching for the wolf in the south of France. During a scouting excursion he is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Nine months later she gives birth to their child. Suffering from post-natal depression and with no faith in Leo, who comes and goes without warning, Marie abandons both of them. Leo finds himself alone, with a baby to care for. It’s not easy, but deep down, he loves it. Through a series of unexpected and unusual encounters, struggling to find inspiration for his next film, Leo will do whatever it takes to stay standing.