• Charlène Favier
  • France
  • 2020
  • 92'

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Fifteen-year-old Lyz, is an ambitious and talented skier who just got accepted to the elite program for sport prodigies. But Lyz is also a teenager, independent, vulnerable and stubborn. Under the physical and emotive pressure of drill-like schooling and training, she will give her best to meet the expectations of her strict trainer Fred (the excellent Jérémie Renier — In Bruges, The Unknown Girl). When Lyz finally starts winning, Fred’s relationship towards her changes and enters an uncomfortable physical intimacy. By tackling the topic of sexual abuse, director Charlène Favier narrates a gripping story of female coming-of-age and emancipation, facing helplessness and the final taking control. The film was selected for Cannes 2020.

Subtitles: HR/EN

Charlène Favier

Charlène Favier trained in act­ing at the Jacques Le Coq School in Lon­don and in direct­ing at the Asto­ria Stu­dio in New York. She found­ed her own com­pa­ny, Char­lie Bus Pro­duc­tion. She has written, directed, and produced sev­er­al short films: Free Fall (2012), Omes­sa (2015), Odol Gor­ri (2020 César Award nomination). Slalom is her feature debut.


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Mille et Une Productions
Festivals & Awards
Film Fest Gent 2020; Busan Int'l Film Festival 2020; Zurich Film Festival 2020; Reykjavik Int'l Film Festival 2020

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