Screencap from the trailer for 'Standing Tall', November 24, 2017 - Cohen Media Group YouTube Screencap from the trailer for 'Standing Tall', November 24, 2017 - Cohen Media Group YouTube

French drama ‘La tête haute’ (Standing Tall) showing at CIFF

Fri, Nov. 24, 2017
CAIRO – 24 November 2017: The 2015 French drama ‘La tête haute’ by director Emmanuelle Bercot will be screening during the

39th Cairo International Film Festival

, which runs from November 21 until November 30.

The film follows a delinquent young boy, Maloney (Rod Paradot) in France and the efforts of the state and his adoptive family to help him grow out of his angry ways.

Florence Blaque, a juveline judge and Yann, a special educator who survived a difficult childhood himself are certain they can save this boy. Indeed, things being to take a turn for the better when Maloney is sent to a juvenile detention center, where he meets a kind young girl who teaches him to read and write, and most importantly, proves there’s hope yet for anyone.

‘Standing Tall’ was the opening night film for the Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2015.
As part of the 39th Cairo International Film Festival, the movie included in a selection of other French movies titled the ‘New Generation of Female French Directors Films,’ which also includes Pascale Ferran's

Bird People

.


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