Over The Limit

Poland/Germany/Finland/France, 73m, DCP

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Screened October 12–18, 2018

The title says it all in this mesmerizing, relentless documentary following Russian rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun’s grueling journey to the 2016 Olympics. Herself a former gymnast, Prus opts for a fly-on-the-wall approach, capturing not only Mamun’s remarkable physical feats (leaping, tumbling, and unfathomable balancing acts) but the evident psychological strain of the sport—and of her demanding coaches, whose idea of motivation consists of hurling abuse from the sidelines. Their best advice? “Find your inner harmony and touch up your eyebrows.” A Film Movement release

In Russian with English subtitles

Exclusive New York engagement

A film by Marta Prus

Does for rhythmic gymnastics what Damien Chazelle did for drumming in Whiplash.”

The Hollywood Reporter