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Five Feet High and Rising (2000)

Victor, a twelve year-old boy growing up on New York City's Lower East Side experiences what growing up is all about.

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Carlos Santiago ...
Carlos
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Amanda
Daniela Rivera ...
Amanda's friend
Mari de Jesus ...
Girl in pool (as Marivette de Jesus)
Donna Maldonado ...
Donna
Michelle Vega ...
Donna's friend
Aaron Gonzalez ...
Aaron
Darrell Williams ...
Aaron's friend
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Hector
Erica Moncayo ...
Singer No. 1
Francesca Santiago ...
Singer No. 2
Shaolin Santiago ...
Singer No. 3
Chris Rodriguez ...
Boy with Bat
Frank Malloy IV ...
Drummer
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Victor, a twelve year-old boy growing up on New York City's Lower East Side experiences what growing up is all about.

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Victor: Probably, out of 10 guys that you know, two percent might not be dogs.
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Remade as Raising Victor Vargas (2002) See more »

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Composed by Erica Moncayo, Francesca Santiago and Shaolin Santiago
Performed by Fantasy
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Official Selection 53rd CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
26 April 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING has been named an Official Selection of the 53rd Cannes International Film Festival. The twenty-nine minute short, from writer/director Peter Sollett and producer/editor Eva Vives will screen in Cannes' Cinefoundation Section, May 17th-19th, 2000.

FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival where it received the Best Short Film award. The film is currently continuing its run on the festival circuit and has already earned top prizes at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Aspen Shorts Fest and New York University's First Run Film Festival. Most recent screenings include The Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films series and PS 2000, a short film series hosted by Anthology Film Archives in New York.

The film chronicles the sexual awakening of a twelve year-old boy growing up on New York City's Lower East Side. Utilizing non-professional actors FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING takes a cinema verité inspired look at sexual innocence and discovery.

Belgian producer/director Luc Dardenne, last year's winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or for his film 'Rosetta' will head this year's Cinefoundation jury. Inheriting the position from Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Thomas Vinterberg, Dardenne will preside over a jury including Oscar winner Mira Sorvino and directors Francesca Comencini, Claire Denis and Abderrahmane Sissako. The Cannes Cinefoundation section showcases first-time and student films.

Peter Sollett and Eva Vives will be in attendance at Cannes.


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