From Sat 04 to Thu 09 Nov
Festivals & Series

Marinette Pichon is one of the world’s greatest stars of football, having held for almost two decades the record for the number of goals and caps for the French team (men/women combined), before becoming a FIFA Legend by being the first French player to have a career in the US. The film follows her fight to spread awareness on women’s rights in sport.

From a childhood ravaged by an alcoholic and violent father to the heavy burden of coming out in an era where there was no such thing as LGBTQ+ rights, her path was full of pitfalls. Her success will fuel her desire to make a difference in the recognition of French women’s football, homosexuality, and equal opportunity. It is the story of a woman’s life, a fighter, an uncompromising ode to freedom, to surpassing oneself.

Special Screening

The screening on 4 November will be followed by a virtual Q&A with director Virginie Verrier and Marinette Pichon