RISE (En corps)
A film by Cédric Klapisch
Music and choreography by Hofesh Shechter
Script by Cédric Klapisch and Santiago Amigorena
Costumes by Anne Schotte
Produced by Bruno Levy and Ce qui me meut
Starring Hofesh Shechter Company
French director Cédric Klapisch (Call my Agent, Potluck, Someone, Somewhere) returns with Rise (En corps) centring on real-life Paris Opera Ballet principal ballerina Marion Barbeau in her first film role alongside Hofesh Shechter and company dancers.
Rise is the story of Elise, played by Barbeau – ‘mesmerising in motion’ (New York Times) – a classically trained dancer who injures herself during a performance and is told she may never dance again. Her journey of recovery and self-discovery leads her to Hofesh Shechter Company. ‘Beautiful, graceful and funny’ (VDS), Rise encapsulates the emotional and transformational power of contemporary dance and brings the heart of Hofesh Shechter Company to the big screen.
In French with English subtitles
The cast features: Marion Barbeau, Hofesh Shechter, Denis Podalydès, Muriel Robin, Pio Marmaï, François Civil and Souheila Yacoub.
Hofesh Shechter Company Dancers are: Maëva Berthelot, Jared Brown, Jack Butler, Chien-Ming Chang, Frédéric Despierre-Corporan, Rachel Fallon, Emma Farnell-Watson, Mckael Frappat, Natalia Gabrielczyk, Evelyn Hart, Charles Heinrich, Evelien Jansen, Adam Khazhmuradov, Juliette Valerio.
Did you know Hofesh Shechter is a filmmaker? See more of his work HERE
Check out this interview with Hofesh talking about RISE and what it was like working with Cédric Klapisch.
Nine nominations at France's 48th César Awards
Best Film: En Corps (RISE)
Best Director: Cédric Klapisch
Best Supporting Actor: François Civil, Pio Marmaï
Best Female Newcomer: Marion Barbeau
Best Original Screenplay: Cédric Klapisch, Santiago Amigorena
Best Cinematography: Alexis Kavyrchine
Best editing: Anne-Sophie Bion
Best Sound: Cyril Moisson, Nicolas Moreau, Cyril Holtz
‘Klapisch reconnects with the great musicals, where the dance scenes express better than a dialogue what goes on in the heads and hearts of the characters.’
'…beautiful choreographed scenes where the bodies are released.'
‘Beautiful, graceful and funny.’
'En corps, by Cédric Klapisch, an ode to the art of dance...'
‘Klapisch makes emotion dance’
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