Rise (original French title: En corps) is a 2022 movie by director Cédric Klapisch.
Elise (Marion Barbeau), a ballet prima donna, believed she had a perfect life with a loving boyfriend and a successful career. However, one catastrophic night, her world falls apart as she discovers her partner’s infidelity before suffering a serious injury on stage. Now, she faces a recovery period that may take two years, with the possibility of never being able to dance professionally again.
In search of physical and emotional healing, Elise escapes to Brittany, leaving Paris behind. Surrounded by friends, a new love interest and the liberating world of contemporary dance, she rebuilds her relationship with her reserved father and rediscovers her true self.
Ballet-trained Paris Opera principal Marion Barbeau’s body-and-spirit performance is only ever magnetic and heart-warming.
“Barbeau, a trained ballet dancer in the Paris Opera, gives a beautiful performance that communicates the emotional interiority that exists in the physicality of dancing.”
– Phuong Le, The Guardian
“breezy, charming love letter to the art form, its tightknit communities, and what nourishes the impulse to find healing expression in movement…”
– Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times