Over the Limit

Foreign Film Series ~ Over the Limit

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.
A documentary film made in Poland and Germany by director Marta Prus, screening at the Chief Theater.

Over the Limit shows how the successful Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries. Elite rhythmic gymnast Rita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. She’s soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. A nail-biting behind-the-scenes drama about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.

Screens in Russian with English subtitles.

Run Time: 

73 minutes
"[A] darkly dazzling achievement. The tight, tense result surely ranks among the great modern sports docs."