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Slalom

Directed by Charlène Favier
2020
France
92 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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A teenage competitive skier is drawn into the orbit of her domineering coach in this unflinching portrait of abuse and obsession. Cannes 2020.
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.

Charlène Favier is a French director, writer and producer. She is the founder of Charlie Bus Production. Her short Odol Gorri (2018) was nominated for Best Short Film at the Césars.
An impressive coming of age tale perfectly suited to the current age.
Lisa Nesselson, Screen International

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Wed 3 Nov
8:30pm
Ritz Cinemas Randwick 1
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Wed 10 Nov
8:30pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne 5
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Year
2020
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
France
Language
In French with English subtitles
Director
Charlène Favier
Producer
Edouard Mauriat, Anne-Cécile Berthomeau
Cast
Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier, Marie Denarnaud
Screenwriter
Charlène Favier, Marie Talon
Cinematographer
Yann Maritaud
Editor
Maxime Pozzi Garcia
Genre
Sport, Cannes Selected, Focus on Women, Gender & Sexuality, Women Directors
Company Credits
Sales Agent: The Party Film Sales
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