Staying Vertical is a 2016 French drama film written and directed by Alain Guiraudie. The story follows a filmmaker who has to raise a child (whom he had with a shepherdess) by himself whilst seeking inspiration for his new film. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Writer: Alain Guiraudie
Stars: Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: France 12 May 2016 (Cannes Film Festival) – USA 20 January 2017
Staying Vertical (2016) Story Line
A film maker has to raise a child by himself whilst looking for an inspiration for his new film.
Staying Vertical (2016) Reviews
Seen at the Viennale 2016: A guy loses his creativity and drifts loose through his best years. But to be honest, we do not know whether this guy was creative in the first place. We can only assume that, because it might be logical. Maybe the whole movie is just some sort of insider-joke for filmmakers. I liked the sexual freedom of this movie, but could not follow the story itself. Many actions of the main guy seemed to happen out of nothing, without the wish of doing something with aim. Without any hint, why the guy is doing what he is doing I (and my brain) was benumbed. Maybe the script writer and the director of that movie had the same problem as the guy. No aim for the movie, no direction. Such is life. Sometimes.
Staying Vertical (2016) Trailer