37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Staying Vertical


Leo, a filmmaker, is scouting for a wolf in the south of France when he is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Months later, after Marie gives birth to their child, she suffers from post-natal depression and abandons both Leo and their child without warning. Through a series of unexpected and unusual encounters, Leo finds inspiration for his next film amidst his new life as a single parent. With vivid, pastoral imagery, the story plays out like a fairy tale but with a dark, explicit twist that filmmaker Alain Guiraudie (Stranger by the Lake) is known for.


Saturday, November 5


2:30 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown B

Film Info

Director: Alain Guiraudie

Runtime: 100 min.

Year: 2016

Country: France

Featuring: Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry, Christian Bouillette, Basile Meilleurat, Laure Calamy.