FROM 20 FEBRUARY 2021
Powerful coming-of-age sports drama Slalom
Available to stream now
This week we take a look at Charlène Favier’s topical debut feature film Slalom, which launched on Curzon Home Cinema last week.
It featured in last year’s 28th French Film Festival UK and tells the personal story of a young woman and her experiences of abuse and control in the competitive world of skiing. Festival Director Richard Mowe recently interviewed Charlène at the online Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema. You can read all about it on Eye For Film.
Slalom is available to stream online now.
We hope you enjoy it.
Available to watch now
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.
Cannes Film Festival (2020)
Deauville Film Festival (2020)
Winner, Prix d’Ornano-Valenti
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (2020)
Winner, Just Film Award
Director Charlène Favier
Cast Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier, Marie Denarnaud, Muriel Combeau, Maïra Schmitt, Axel Auriant
2020 | France | English subtitles | 90 mins
Int sales The Party Film Sales
UK Distrib Curzon
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