Five Feet High and Rising

  • 29'
  • USA
  • 1999
The film describes the first steps towards the sexual awakening of Victor (12) from New York's Lower East Side. On a hot summer day he meets Amanda in the swimming pool. She is an older girl from the area. Then he is confronted with budding intimacy, unasked but without any aversion. This experimental cinéma-vérité film was shot entirely on location with non-professional actors.
Director
Peter Sollett
Country of production
USA
Production Year
1999
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
29'
Medium
16mm
Language
English
Producers
Eva Vives, Emma Wilcockson
Sales
Eva Vives
Screenplay
Peter Sollett
Cinematography
Peter Sollett
Editor
Eva Vives, Peter Sollett