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.
the Selection Committee
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.
Stéphanie Weber Biron
Martyne Morin, Stéphanie Bergeron