A promising 15-year-old girl trains under the guidance of a strict ex-champion to become a professional ski racer. Will she be able to withstand the physical and emotional strain?
15-year-old Lyz (Noée Abita, lead actress from “Ava,” Münster Film Festival 2017) is accepted at a prestigious ski school in the French Alps. Her coach Fred (Jérémie Renier), a former top athlete, decides to do everything for his hopeful new discovery. Swept along by his support, she experiences one success after another on her way to the Olympics. But increasingly she comes under his absolute control and must decide what she is willing to endure for her career.
Charlène Favier’s directorial debut “Slalom” delivers a nuanced contribution to the MeToo debate and was officially invited to the 2020 Cannes Festival.
After spending her childhood in Vald’Isère and several years abroad, Charlène Favier founded her own company, Charlie Bus Production, at the age of 24. She trained in acting at the Jacques Le Coq School in London, in directing at the Astoria Studio in New York, and in writing at the FEMIS script workshop, from which she graduated in 2015. At the same time, she wrote, directed, and produced several short films and documentaries, such as Free Fall (2012), Omessa (2015), and Odol Gorri, nominated for the 2020 César Award for Best Short Film. Slalom is her first feature film.
2018 Odol Gorri
2012 Free Fall