Alain Guiraudie

France 98 min min Fiction


Filmmaker Leo 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. 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. *Catalan première


Alain Guiraudie

Alain Guiraudie (French, 1964) is a French film director and screenwriter. He has directed ten mostly LGBT-related films since 1990. Guiraudie has named Georges Bataille as an important influence. His 2013 film Stranger by the Lake was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where he won the award for Best Director.

Filmography: Rester vertical (2016), El desconocido del lago (2013), Le Roi de l’évasion (2009), Voici venu le temps (2005), Pas de repos pour les braves (2003)

Alain Guiraudie

Film information

Original Title: Staying Vertical
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Script: Alain Guiraudie
Contact: Wild Bunch
With: Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry
Country: France
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 98 min min
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan, English
Edition: 2017