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Wednesday October 12

10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Director Cedric Klapisch

Comedy Drama


French (English subtitles)

117 minutes

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 this 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.

With heartfelt but understated acting, bursts of drama, and intricate cinematography of accomplished dancing in several genres, Rise has much to offer, not least the contemporary company’s superb opening-night performance. – John P Harvey, BMA

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