Perfect 10

  • Eva Riley
  • UK
  • 2019.
  • 84'
  • Perfect 10

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14-year-old Leigh lives with her father on the outskirts of Brighton, and she finds an outlet for her shyness in gymnastics. She might not be the best in her team, but she trains the hardest. The other girls mock her for her shabby leotards and because she can’t afford any better, and her dad is just as bad. His parenting strategy consists of avoiding and ignoring. This little film with a big heart by Scottish director Eve Riley is compared by many with works by Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, American Honey) and Ken Loach (Kes, I, Daniel Blake). It is an honest and warm story about growing up when the future is uncertain, parents absent, and society indifferent.

Subtitles: HR

Eva Riley

Scottish director and screenwriter. She graduated from NFTS, with her graduation film Patriot premiering in short competition at Cannes. In 2016, she was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow. Her shorts have screened at festivals like BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh, Telluride and the BAFTA New Talent Awards.

Perfect 10

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Festivals & Awards
BFI London Film Festival 2019; Hamburg Film Festival 2020; Melbourne Int'l Film Festival 2020

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