Slalom

Category: feature
Director: Charlène Favier
Producer: Edouard Mauriat
Anne-Cécile Berthomeau
Country: France
Year: 2020
Length: 92'
Production Status: completed

Summary

The slalom - a winding, downhill ski race - is where 15-year-old Lyz feels most at home. Her talent at skiing is matched by a hunger to win, a quality quickly noticed by her infamously severe ski coach. As Lyz settles into an elite team of athletes, Slalom shifts from a sports drama to an urgent depiction of the ways in which powerful people can exploit their impressionable and ambitious charges. Reminiscent of Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, Charlène Favier handles the themes of this #MeToo drama with a searing frankness, reflecting Lyz's emotional tumult in the lonely vistas of the French Alps. (Sydney Film Festival 2021)


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