Raising Colors


Introduced at 7:30pm by Anne-Katrin Titze, film journalist and lecturer

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
4pm & 7:30pm
Followed by a wine and beer reception
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Hélène Fillières 2018, 101 min.
With Lambert Wilson, Diane Rouxel, Corentin Fila, Alex Descas
In French with English subtitles

Tired of being a student, well-bred and highly-educated Laure Baer stuns her family by joining the Navy and attempting to be the first woman to enroll in a special ops training course. Assigned to the Naval Academy, 23-year-old Laure finds herself in a game of cat and mouse with her ice-cold commanding officer. As their face-off becomes dangerously intense, she goes to extreme lengths to prove herself to him… and to herself.

Featuring a powerhouse cast of actors led by Diane Rouxel, Raising Colors is a masterfully directed tale of a woman coming into herself in a male-dominated environment.

“Hélène Fillières explores the world of the navy with tact.” — Le Figaro

“Volontaire is the story of a blossoming, which Hélène Fillières stages it difficult and complex: perfect reflection of the world of today. A beautifully and firmly feminist film.” — Télérama

  • About the Presenter
    • Anne-Katrin Titze is a film journalist and lecturer. She curates and moderates talks with filmmakers and panel discussions at Universities and cultural venues. Read her recent conversation with Hélène Fillières about Raising Colors / Volontaire here. Discover more interviews by Ms. Titze at Eye For Film.