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: ENTRE LES MURS / THE CLASS by Laurent Cantet (Palme d’Or, 2008), LA FORET DE MOGARI / THE MOURNING FOREST by Naomi Kawase (Grand prix du Jury in Cannes) COCO AVANT CHANEL / COCO BEFORE CHANEL by Anne Fontaine, MA VIE EN ROSE / MY LIFE IN PINK by Alain Berliner (Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film) LES COMBATTANTS / LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT by Thomas Cailley, THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade and LA FILLE DE BREST / 150 MILLIGRAMS by Emmanuelle Bercot and JUSQU’À LA GARDE / CUSTODY by Xavier Legrand (Silver Lion for Best Director and Best Film, Winner of the “Lion of the Future” for Best Debut and Luigi de Laurentiis Award in Venice, César for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Editing and Best Original Screenplay).
We also pay particular attention to animation: LE CHANT DE LA MER / SONG OF THE SEA and WOLFWALKERS by Tomm Moore.
In 2007, we 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. Haut et Court also coproduced Paolo Sorrentino’s THE YOUNG POPE and the animation series 50 NUANCES DE GRECS (50 Shades of Greek).
After distributing renowned documentaries such as Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning CITIZEN FOUR and Tom Wolfe’s MARIA BY CALLAS, and producing COMMENT J’AI DÉTESTÉ LES MATHS by Olivier Peyon, Haut et Court launched for 2019 its documentary label in collaboration with Emmanuelle Lepers.
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 ODÉON 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’ASTRÉE in Chambéry and the SÉMAPHORE in Nîmes.