"SLALOM" By Charlène Favier in North-American premiere!
15-year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps, has been accepted to a highly selective ski club whose aim is to train future professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, Fred, ex-champion turned coach, decides to make Lyz his shining star regardless of her lack of experience. Under his influence, Lyz will have to endure more than the physical and emotional pressure of the training. Will Lyz’s determination help her escape his grip?
Supported by Cannes Film Festival 2020 Label:
« A film about the moment when everything can go wrong between a trainer/Pygmalion character and his protégée, a young alpine skiing hopeful. A first film shot in Les Arcs in the Savoie region of France where the self-taught director was born, which captures the mountains superbly. With Noée Abita, revealed in Léa Mysius' AVA, as the sportswoman and Jérémie Rénier as the coach.”
- 2020 Cannes Film Festival Label - Official Selection
- Francophone Students Magélis Award, 2020 Angoulême French Film Festival
- Ornano-Valenti 2020 Award, Best First-Feature French Film
- 2020 Deauville American Film Festival - Official Selection