2018. Poland/Germany. 74 min. Russian. Subtitled.
Director: Marta Prus. Featuring: Margarita Mamun, Yana Kudryavtseva, Irina Viner, Amina Zaripova.
Elite rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun nears the end of her competitive career, but has one final goal: win gold at the 2016 Olympic Games. In addition to the athletic labor of competing, she must also navigate the fact that she will be up against her best friend from her gymnastics club, Yana Kudryavtseva. This behind-the-scenes drama traces her journey to the games, the physical and emotional rigor of her training under coach Irina Viner, and the intense expectations under which Mamun is forced to live as a member of the prestigious Russian National Team. Introduction by Stan Stepanic (UVA)
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