Cannes: Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) review

Opening with a tense and occasionally even upsetting sequence in a Judge’s office, director Emmanuelle Bercot wastes no time in throwing her audience straight into the grim reality of her subject matter in Standing Tall. Yet there’s nothing rushed about this early scene and Bercot uses it to set up the narrative with a great deal of efficiency. The main protagonist – although he … Read more