SLALOM (2020)
SLALOM

Directed by Charlène Favier

This riveting, Cannes-selected #MeToo drama from debut filmmaker Charlène Favier follows the relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor, played by frequent Dardenne brothers collaborator Jérémie Renier. In a breakthrough role, Noée Abita plays 15-year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps who has been accepted to an elite ski club known for producing some of the country’s top professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, ex-champion turned coach Fred decides to mold Lyz into his shining star despite her lack of experience. Under his influence, she will have to endure more than the physical and emotional pressure of the training. Will Lyz’s determination help her escape Fred’s exploitative grip? 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Welcome

Screening with English subtitles (92 min)

Discussion to follow

Moderated by:
Dr. Véronique Flambard-Weisbart (Modern Languages and Literatures - French)

Respondent:
Dr. Rachel Washburn (Sociology)