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A WINNER IS SEEN AT THE START

Director: Zhannat Alshanova
90mn I France, Kazakhstan, NETHERLANDS, LITHUANIA

Swimming in open water has nothing to do with technique, and everything to do with your inner potential. That’s what MILA (17) learns when she joins an unconventional swimming team led by mysterious and charismatic VLAD (40). His experimental method could be the best way for Mila to realize herself and not to follow in her unsteady mother’s footsteps. But how far will she be ready to go, once she starts to discover the dark side of it?

About

Production: Films de Force Majeure, Accidental Films, Volya Films, M-Films

Release : prévue pour 2024

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Support

CNC – Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Kazakh Cinema Fund, NFF+HBF, HBF+Europe, Adilzhan Tuyakbay, Europe Creative / MEDIA, Région Sud, Hubert Bals Fund, When East Meets West (développement) et Prix WEMW EWA

Project selected at
Pop-up film residency 2021, When East Meets West 2021, Cinemart 2022, TIFF Filmmaker Lab, ACE Producers

Crew

Director Zhannat Alshanova

Technical sheet

Feature
Format HD
Sound 5.1, stereo
Length 90 minutes
Colour