HAUT ET COURT
Haut et Court is an independent production company and distributor founded in 1992 with the aim of revealing and encouraging new talents – French and foreign. For over 25 years now our staff has steadily grown while never failing to assert its enlightened eclecticism and appetite for audacity.
Our catalogue counts a great many nominees and award-winning films from the greatest international festivals. Among them: THE CLASS by Laurent Cantet (Palme d’Or, 2008), THE MOURNING FOREST by Naomi Kawase (Grand prix du Jury in Cannes) COCO BEFORE CHANEL by Anne Fontaine, MY LIFE IN PINK by Alain Berliner (Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film), THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade and CUSTODY by Xavier Legrand (Silver Lion for Best Director and Best Film, César for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Editing and Best Original Screenplay). In 2019, the company has produced Fabienne Berthaud’s last film A BIGGER WORLD (Venice Days 2019) and Dominik Moll’s ONLY THE ANIMALS (Opening film, Venice Days 2019). In 2020, Haut et Court is presenting GAGARINE by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh (Cannes Official Selection 2020).
In 2007, Haut et Court created a television department and produced several series, notably LES REVENANTS, which won an International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series, and PANTHERS, nominated at the BAFTAS. In 2020, Haut et Court will launch two new TV Series : POSSESSIONS on Canal+ and NO MAN’S LAND on Arte.
Over the years, Haut et Court has become synonymous with quality and excellence, a guarantee for cinema enthusiasts that has found its natural extension in theatrical exhibition throughout France: LE NOUVEL ODEON in Paris, renovated by designer Matali Crasset, LE LOUXOR, a theater built in 1921 in the bustling working-class district of Barbès Rochechouart that was reopened by the city of Paris in April 2013, L’ASTREE in Chambéry and the SéMAPHORE in Nîmes.
CEO / Producer
ONLY THE ANIMALS 2019
Format: Feature Film
Director: Dominik Moll
Screenplay: Dominik Moll, Gilles Marchan
Cast: Denis Ménochet, Laure Calamy, Damien Bonnard, Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Bastien Bouillon, Guy
Roger «Bibisse» N’Drin, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
A woman is missing. Following a snowstorm, her car is found on the road up to a plateau where a few isolated farms struggle to survive. While the gendarmes have no leads, five people know that they are linked to this disappearance. They all have their secrets, but no one suspects that the whole story began far from this mountain swept by winter winds, on another continent where the sun beats down and where poverty does not prevent desire from dictating its laws.
Venice Days - Biennale di Venezia 2019
Audience Award & Best Actress Award for Nadia Tereszkiewicz at Tokyo International FIlm Festival 2019 Gonzague Saint-Bris Award at Cabourg Film Festival.
THE CLASS 2008
Format: Feature Film
Directors: Laurent Cantet
Screenplay: Laurent Cantet, François Bégaudeau, Robin Campillo
Cast: François Bégaudeau
François teaches French to students in their third year in a tough school. He doesn’t hesitate to clash with Esmeralda, Souleymane, Khoumba and the others in stimulating verbal jousts, as if the French language itself were a genuine challenge.
But the discovery of democracy can occasionally entail true risks.
PALME D’OR – Festival de Cannes 2008
OSCARS 2009 – International Feature Film Nominee
CESAR 2009 : 5 nominations for Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Film Editing, Best Adaptation and Best Sound.
THE RETURNED 2012
Format: TV Series
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Director: Fabrice Gobert, Frédéric Mermoud
Screenplay: Fabrice Gobert, Emmanuel Carrère, Fabien Adda, Camille Fontaine, Nathalie Saugeon
Cast: Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, Clotilde Hesme, Céline Sallette, Samir Guesmi, Grégory Gadebois, Guillaume Gouix, Pierre Perrier, Jean-François Sivadier, Alix Poisson, Yara Pilartz, Jenna Thiam, Swann Nambotin et Ana Girardot
The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away some years earlier, these ghostly characters appear in human form, they have not aged, and they are completely unaware of their own fatality.
Determined to reclaim their lives and start over, they slowly come to realize that they are not the only ones to have been brought back from the dead. Their return augers torment for their community when a gruesome murder attempt bears a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past. This is a homecoming like no other.
International Emmy Award for Best Drama - 2013
Nominated for Bafta Award for Best Drama Series - 2014