TV Series
All the Way Up

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Festival Kick-Off Party at 8:30pm -
FIAF Tinker Auditorium


North American Premiere

In Person: Friday, October 1, 2021
9:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Franck Gastambide, Charles Van Tieghem, Xavier Lacaille, 2020, France.
3 episodes of 30 mins. Color DCP
With Hatik, Saïdou Camara, Brahim Bouhlel, Moussa Mansaly
In French with English subtitles

Discover the first three episodes of this blockbuster series, viewed by over 20 million on France’s Canal+ TV channel. All the Way Up takes us into the world of French hip-hop through the journey of Clément (played by French musician Hatik), a talented young rapper with a difficult personal history. When Clément finds himself “validated” by one of the industry’s stars, achieving overnight success, he soon learns that life can be even more of a struggle once you reach the top.

Franck Gastambide

French actor, film director, screenwriter, and producer Franck Gastambide got his start in film on the set of The Crimson Rivers, as a trainer of rottweilers and pit bull terriers.

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    • There, he became friends with the actor and director Mathieu Kassovitz, who helped launch his acting career. He became famous by directing the web series Kaïra Shopping for the French network Canal+. After the success of his film Porn in the Hood, he starred in such popular comedies as Vive la France, I Kissed a Girl, and Good luck, Sam. He also directed the fifth part of the movie series Taxi, in which he also stars.