Over the limit

Finland, Germany, Poland, 2017, 74 min.

Director

Marta Prus

Producer

Maciej Kubicki,
Anna Kępińska

Scenario

Marta Prus

Rights Holder

Autlook Filmsales GmbH

DOP

Adam Sebastian Suzin

Production

Telemark

Margarita Mamun, an elite Russian rhythmic gymnast, is struggling to become an Olympic champion. It is the most crucial year of her career and her last chance to achieve an ultimate dream, a gold medal. The film creates an intense portrait of a young woman who is desperately trying to handle her own ambitions and fulfil the expectations of the official Russian training system. It gives an exclusive access to the hidden world of the elite gymnasts and an insight to the harsh and successful triangle between the young sportswoman and her two trainers. OVER THE LIMIT is an intimate drama of brutal relationships that lead to success.

HONORS
2017 IDFA (Netherlands) – Main Competition
2018 ZagrebDox IDFF (Croatia) – Little Stamp (Best Young Director)
Krakow IFF (Poland) – THE SILVER HORN for the director of the best feature-length documentary film, SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the director of the best documentary film (National Competition), Audience Award
Luxembourg City Film Festival (Luxembourg) – Documentary Award by BGL BNP Paribas
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Marta Prus

Graduated from a course of Documentary Film Making at Andrzej Wajda's Master School and Contemporary Dance Course in The Mazovia Region Centre of Culture and Arts. In childhood she was a member of Polish Team of Rhythmic Gymnastics for seven years. Later she was a dancer in Hanna's Kamińska Dance Studio founded in The National Ballet School in Warsaw.

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