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NADIA, BUTTERFLY

Pascal PLANTE

2020

106

minutes

CANADA

In this second film by Pascal Plante, a former top-level swimmer, he trains his camera on a champion swimmer in early retirement. A melancholy film that looks at what comes next, at what happens to the athletes once they’ve hung up their swimming trunks. The main role is played by a Quebec swimmer and bronze medallist in the Rio Olympics, Katerine Savard, who carries the film on her shoulders in every sense of the word.

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While young and in her prime, Nadia decides to retire from professional swimming after the Olympic Games; to escape a rigid life of sacrifice. After her very last race, Nadia drifts into nights of excess punctuated by episodes of self-doubt. But even this transitional numbness cannot conceal her true inner quest: defining her identity outside the world of elite sports.

CASTING

Katerine SAVARD

Nadia

Ariane MAINVILLE

Marie-Pierre

Hilary CALDWELL

Karen

Pierre-Yves CARDINAL

Sébastien

CREDITS

Pascal PLANTE

Realisation

Pascal PLANTE

Screenplay

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PRODUCTION

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DISTRIBUTION

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