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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.
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.