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FFF22 Rise

M 118 MIN


Rise is an inspirational film that goes behind the scenes of professional dance, providing a glimpse into a young woman’s life as she strives to reconnect with her father, her art, and herself. These are moments of insecurity and revelation we can all relate to.

Élise (Marion Barbeau) is a talented ballet dancer whose life is turned upside down, first by an injury and then by catching her boyfriend cheating with her understudy. On a path to physical and emotional recovery, she travels from Paris to Brittany, where she embraces the artistic freedom of contemporary dance. On this journey of self-discovery, she finds friendship and new ways to reinvent herself.

The latest project of talented director, Cédric Klapisch (Someone Somewhere AF FFF20, Back to Burgundy AF FFF18), is a beautiful tale of strength and resilience. Rise combines emerging talent with picturesque locations to tell a fundamentally human story about finding one’s place and purpose in community. By taking audiences on a magical journey into the sublime Opéra de Paris’ backstage, Klapisch explores the passionate souls of dancers in an engrossing and sincere tale of transformation.


"A story of resilience set in Paris and Brittany, “Rise” traverses the worlds of classical and contemporary dance with a young woman’s journey from success to rock bottom, and back again. "

- Variety

Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 1st March


118 min




Pio Marmaï, Denis Podalydès, François Civil, Marion Barbeau, Muriel Robin


Cédric Klapisch


Film Festival


French with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Byron Bay