Slalom

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series

28th French Film Festival

92 mins

FRA | 2020 | dir. Charlène Favier with Noée Abita, Jérémie Rénier, Axel Auriant, Muriel Combeau

Winner of the Prix d’Ornano-Valenti at the Deauville Film Festival this year, director Charlène Favier offers a powerful coming of age sports drama (part of the Cannes 2020 Official Selection) tackling the exploitative relationships in the sporting world that have recently hit the headlines. 15 year-old Lyz (Noée Abita) has been accepted to a highly selective ski club whose aim is to train future professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, Fred (Jérémie Renier), ex-champion turned coach, decides to make Lyz his shining star. 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?

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