Blue Fox Entertainment acquired the US rights to the Studiocanal Cedric Klapish ("Spanish Apartment") hit "Rise" ("En corps").
One of the highest grossing French films of 2022, it has sold approximately 1.3 million tickets in local cinemas and worldwide. The film follows a young ballerina whose life is turned upside down when she suffers a career-threatening injury and is caught cheating on her boyfriend. As I began my physical and emotional recovery, I found solace in friends, new love, and a new dance group.
Dancer-actor Marion Barbeau played the title role brilliantly, and French stars included François Civil (Three Musketeers), Beau Marme (How I Became a Superhero) and Denis Boudaledis (Anais) in Love. ")), and Hofesh Shechter ("Send me an angel").
“We are thrilled to bring Handsome Cedric to audiences in the United States,” Audrey Delaney told Happy Blue Fox. Delaney continued. "He is truly one of the great French directors and the incredible dance scenes and amazing performance in Rise Up were meant to be seen on the big screen."
Blue Fox is planning a theatrical release for Rise in June. The deal was brokered between Blue Fox owner James Huntsman and Studiocanal's head of international sales Chloe Marquet.
Klabish is best known for his famous trilogy, which began in 2002 with The Spanish Restaurant and continued with Russian Dolls and The Chinese Puzzle starring Romain Durie. The director is currently working on Greek Salad, an eight-episode miniseries for Amazon Prime Video, a spin-off of Spanish Restaurant set 20 years later. Klapisch was also the art director for the first season of Call My Agent. And he released the first two series.
“Cédric Klabisch is one of the most popular, successful and acclaimed directors and Uprising boasts groundbreaking performances that audiences around the world should truly discover. I know the talented Blue Fox team will appreciate Klabish's work," Market said. .
Rise is produced by Ce Qui Me Meut, whose credits include Call My Agent! and "Spanish Apartments" and "Back to Burgundy".
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