A WINNER IS SEEN AT THE START
Director: Zhannat Alshanova
90mn I Kazakhstan, France
Kazakhstan, near Almaty.
MILA (17 years old) stays with her unstable mother and her little sister in a post-Soviet sanatorium where she gets bored.
She notices a swimming team there, which she eventually joins, and discovers an experimental training method that allows her to challenge her limits.
But the accidental death of one of her teammates will seriously change the course of events and reveal the dark side of the competition, including corruption, doping, and troubled relationships…
Production: Accidental Films, Films de Force Majeure
Région Sud, Hubert Bals Fund
Project selected at
When East Meets West 2021, Cinemart 2022
Director Zhannat Alshanova
Sound 5.1, stereo
Length 90 minutes