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Keep Going (2018)

Continuer (original title)
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Sybille has persuaded her adult son Samuel to come on a trek in the hope of finding a new rapport - but challenges await, as much from their own personalities as from the arduous landscape.


Joachim Lafosse


Fanny Burdino (adaptation), Fanny Burdino (dialogue) | 8 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Virginie Efira ... Sybille
Kacey Mottet Klein ... Samuel
Diego Martín ... Juan
Mairambek Kozhoev Mairambek Kozhoev ... Mairambek
Damira Ripert Damira Ripert ... Jamila
Belek Mamatkoulov Belek Mamatkoulov ... Bektash
Mukhit Raikulov Mukhit Raikulov ... Toktogoul
Assel Kuanbayeva Assel Kuanbayeva ... Kamila
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pascal Madura Pascal Madura ... Cavalier Kirghize (as Pascal Madura 'Chino')
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Sybille has persuaded her adult son Samuel to come on a trek in the hope of finding a new rapport - but challenges await, as much from their own personalities as from the arduous landscape.

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It is about the adaptation of the novel of the same title of Laurent Mauvignier (2016). Adaptation of a novel:--Continue is adapted from the novel of the same name (published by Editions de Minuit) written by Laurent Mauvignier and awarded the "Culture and Libraries for All Award" in 2017. When he finished reading the book, Joachim Lafosse was then asked if the trip he had just lived should not be the one to do with his own mother. See more »


Written by Claudio Natili/Pasquale Palumbo/Ignazio Polizzy Carbonelli
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A journey of discovery
6 March 2019 | by PairicSee all my reviews

Keep Going (Continuer): A French/Russian mother Sybille (Virginie Efira) and her 18 year old French son Samuel (Kacey Mottet-Klein) ride on horseback through the hills and steppe of Kyrgyzstan. It is an attempt by the mother to reconnect with her son but there is much tension and even violence between them. The reason for his surliness and the mother's story gradually unfolds. While there is some very good acting by the pair the real stars of the film are the horses and the wide open vistas of the Steppe. Not an unchanging panorama though, they move through scrub grass to rock, to semi-desert and wade through rivers with forested hills in the background.

They face danger not just from other people but also from the physical environment which they traverse. Mud holes in a river and even wolves howling in the distance at night pose actual and potential threats. There is also a sense of time moving on - Sybilles father used to organise horse treks through the area but now tourists journey across the Steppe in four wheel drive vehicles. Director/Co-writer Joachim Lafosse and cinematographer Jean-Francois Hensgens have delivered an engaging account of the crossing a beautiful but challenging countryside. The story may seem slight but at a running time of 84 minutes it doesn't overstay its welcome. 8/10.

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23 January 2019 (France) See more »

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