Slalom

(N/C 15+)

Dir Charlène Favier

 

A 15-year-old high school student in the French Alps has been accepted by a highly selective ski club whose aim is to train future professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, Fred, ex-champion turned coach, decides to make Lyz his shining star regardless of her lack of experience. Under his influence, Lyz will have to endure more than the physical and emotional pressure of the training. Will Lyz’s determination help her escape his grip?

This powerful coming-of-age sports drama seen through the gaze of its youthful protagonist appears appropriately at a time when exploitative relationships in the sporting world have hit the headlines. Part of Cannes 2020 (Official Selection).


Cast Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier, Marie Denarnaud, Muriel Combeau, Maïra Schmitt, Axel Auriant
Director Charlène Favier | 2020 | France | 90 mins | Int sales The Party Film Sales | UK Distrib Curzon


“Beautifully directed and performed feature debut.”

– Hollywood Reporter –


FILM SHOWING

 

London Ciné Lumière Sat 7 Nov (16:20)
Glasgow Film Theatre Wed 18 Nov (check cinema website for times)
  Thu 19 Nov (check cinema website for times)
Edinburgh Filmhouse Thu 19 Nov (14:00) & (20:30)

 

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