PLOT : Elise is a very talented young ballerina whose entire career lies before her. When she sustains an injury during a performance at only 26 years old, she learns from doctors that the damage is irreversible and she must put an end to her promising career. To not completely lose touch with her love of dance, Elise quickly becomes close to a contemporary dance troupe she met by chance. Together with the troupe she will regain both her passion and purpose in life.
Rise. was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, just west of Paris, in 1961. He studied cinema at the University of Paris III and the University of Paris VIII. Despite being rejected twice by the French film school Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC), he went on to complete film school at New York University, graduating in 1983. His first feature film, Riens du tout came out in 1992; a year later a TV channel hired him to make the film Le péril jeune, about high school in the mid-70s. His wildly successful Spanish Apartment Trilogy took off with the 2002 premiere of L'Auberge Espagnole (The Spanish Apartment). In 2005, he filmed the sequel Les Poupées Russes (Russian Dolls) and in 2012, Klapisch filmed Casse-tête chinois (Chinese Puzzle), the final installation in the trilogy.
Length 1h 57min
Distribution StudioCanal France
Production Ce Qui Me Meut