International Competition

Over The Limit

Marta Prus
Screening time  
25.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 1  
25.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 2  
25.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 3  
25.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
25.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
26.02. / Monday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 3  
01.03. / Thursday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 2  
04.03. / Sunday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 2  
04.03. / Sunday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
04.03. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
04.03. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3  
A nail-biting behind-the-scenes drama about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.

‘You’re not a human being, you’re an athlete’, 20-year-old Rita is told by one of her two merciless coaches. She’s preparing to represent Russia in rhythmic gymnastics at the Olympics in Brazil. The training is harsh, particularly in mental terms. However gracefully Rita catches rings or rolls a ball across her shoulders, her coaches expect more from her, time and again. Warmth and solace come in her scant free time, when she talks with her boyfriend on Skype or hangs out with her parents. Over the Limit shows how the Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries. The film focuses on Rita’s state of mind – she seems to be perpetually on the verge of tears. Fortunately, the end comes as a relief.

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Marta Prus

Marta Prus was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1987. Between 2006 and 2009 she studied History of Art at the University of Warsaw and graduated from a Documentary Film Making Course in Andrzej Wajda’s Master School. In 2009 she started Film Directing studies at the National Polish Film School in Łódź. Her first film Vakha and Magomed (2010) won six prizes at international film festivals. Her documentary Eighteenth Birthday (2012) was screened at 2014 ZagrebDox.

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Over The Limit

Poland, Germany, Finland
2017, 74'

Directed by:
Marta Prus

Screenplay by:
Marta Prus

Cinematography:
Adam Suzin

Edited by:
Maciej Pawlinski

Music:
Maciej Pawlinski

Producers:
Maciej Kubicki, Anna Kepinska

Produced by:
Telemark, Ventana Film, Marianna Films

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2017; Docpoint Helsinki 2017, Trieste Film Festival 2017; International Festival of Audiovisual Programs 2017; Gothenburg International Film Festival 2017; Docpoint Tallinn 2017