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A film that touches the heart and bewitches the senses, RIDE ABOVE transports audiences from their seats to the stables and glistening coastlines of Normandy, France. The story follows Zoé (Carmen Kassovitz), who dreams of becoming a great jockey just like her father Philippe (Pio Marmaï, The Trouble with You, AF FFF19). Throughout childhood our aspiring jockey forges a deep connection with her horses – but there is no bond quite like the love she shares with her best friend Belle Intriguante, her stable’s prize mare.
When tragedy strikes and Zoé is left with a debilitating injury, the life she so carefully envisioned begins to slip through her fingers. Feeling devastated and not knowing where to turn next, Zoé pushes away her loved ones, hiding away from the world in her isolated cabin. Determined to help Zoé find trust in Belle Intriguante her beloved friend Seb (Kacey Motten Klein, Farewell to the Night, AF FFF20) courageously formulates a plan, but will it be enough to encourage her to ride again?
Heart wrenching and honest, RIDE ABOVE is a tale of loss and triumph – a reminder that in the face of adversity the strongest barrier to achieving our dreams is often ourselves.
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Film Francophone d’Angoulême Opening Night Film – La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cinemed Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Les Arcs European Film Festival
"Director Duguay, manages to expertly pull heartstrings without lapsing into excessive sentimentality."
- HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Tuesday 7th March
Kacey Mottet-Klein, Mélanie Laurent, Pio Marmaï, Atmen Kelif, Carmen Kassovitz
French with English subtitles