Troubled Youth, Revolt & Resilience

Film review: La Tête Haute (2015) by Emmanuelle Bercot


French director Emmanuelle Bercot’s La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), 2015 was indeed a very good choice for the opening film at the 68th Cannes Film Festival that ended last week. In Standing Tall, Bercot, who also won the Best Actress Award for her role in French director Maiwenn’s new film, Mon roi (2015), depicts the struggles of underprivileged, rebellious Malony (Rod Paradot), who spends his childhood in and out of police stations, institutions for young delinquents and the juvenile judge’s o...


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