Starts STREAMING Friday, APRIL 16 for $12
The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 45/55. You can watch Slalom for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.
“Everything about this hard-hitting film is restrained, like a breath tightly held, and all the more powerful for it.” – Nikki Baughan, Empire Magazine
Charlène Favier’s stunning, Cannes-selected debut feature follows the perilous relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor. Noée Abita plays 15-year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps who has been accepted to an elite ski club known for producing some of the country’s top professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, ex-champion turned coach Fred (played by frequent Dardenne brothers collaborator Jérémie Renier) decides to mold Lyz into his shining star despite her lack of experience. As she racks up success under his influence, Lyz has to endure more than just the physical and emotional pressure of elite training, and she must call upon all her will and determination to try and escape Fred’s exploitative grip. (Dir. by Charlène Favier, 2020, France, in French with English subtitles, 92 mins., Not Rated)