OVER THE LIMIT
el Documental del mes September 2018

OVER THE LIMIT

Marta Prus

2017 74 min.

V.O. russian with english subtitles
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Technical specs

    • Direction and script: Marta Prus
    • Production: Maciej Kubicki, Anna Kępińska
    • Edition: Maciej Pawlinski
    • Photography: Adam Sebastian Suzin
    • Sound: Maciej Pawłowski

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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.

“You’re not a human being, you’re an athlete,” 20-year-old Rita is told by one of her two merciless coaches. She’s preparing to represent Russia in rhythmic gymnastics at the Olympics in Brazil. The training is harsh, particularly in mental terms. However gracefully Rita catches rings or rolls a ball across her shoulders, her coaches expect more from her, time and again. Warmth and solace come in her scant free time, when she talks with her boyfriend on Skype or hangs out with her parents. Over the Limit shows how the Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries. The film focuses on Rita’s state of mind—she seems to be perpetually on the verge of tears. The subtle editing and effective sound design allow us to feel her despair and pain, as well as the intense pressure she’s living under. Fortunately, the end comes as a relief.

About direction (Marta Prus)

Graduated from a course of Documentary Film Making at Andrzej Wajda's Master School and Contemporary Dance Course in The Mazovia Region Centre of Culture and Arts. In childhood she was a member of Polish Team of Rhythmic Gymnastics for 7 years. Later she was a dancer in Hanna's Kamińska Dance Studio founded in The National Ballet School in Warsaw..

Awards & Festivals

  • Best New Director Award, ZagrebDox - Croatia, 2017
  • Honorable Mention at CinéDoc Tbilisi - Georgia, 2018
  • Official Selection, One World Film Fest - Czech Republic, 2017
  • Official Section, IDFA - The Netherlands, 2017
  • Official Selection, Festival Ambulante - Mexico, 2017
  • Official Selection, Visions du Reel - Switzerland, 2017
  • Official Section DocsBarcelona - Spain, 2018

Where

When

04/09/2018 (Tuesday)
20:00 A Coruña CENTRO ÁGORAOVER THE LIMIT
06/09/2018 (Thursday)
19:25 Girona MUSEU DEL CINEMAOVER THE LIMIT
19:30 Barcelona CINEMES GIRONAOVER THE LIMIT
20:00 Manresa AUDITORI LA PLANA DE L’OMOVER THE LIMIT
11/09/2018 (Tuesday)
20:30 Madrid CINETECAOVER THE LIMIT
12/09/2018 (Wednesday)
19:30 Elorrio ITURRI KULTUR ETXEAOVER THE LIMIT
19:55 Oviedo TEATRO FILARMÓNICAOVER THE LIMIT
20:00 Sant Cugat del Vallès SALA D’ACTES DE LA CASA DE CULTURAOVER THE LIMIT
20:30 Vilanova i la Geltrú TEATRE PRINCIPALOVER THE LIMIT
22:00 Terrassa CINEMA CATALUNYAOVER THE LIMIT
13/09/2018 (Thursday)
19:50 Sitges CINEMA PRADOOVER THE LIMIT
19:55 Madrid PALACIO DE LA PRENSAOVER THE LIMIT
20:00 Girona CENTRE CÍVIC SANTA EUGÈNIAOVER THE LIMIT
14/09/2018 (Friday)
20:00 Castellar del Vallès AUDITORI MUNICIPAL MIQUEL PONTOVER THE LIMIT
15/09/2018 (Saturday)
18:30 Martorell AUDITORI DE LA CASA DE CULTURA DE LA VILAOVER THE LIMIT
16/09/2018 (Sunday)
18:55 Tortosa TEATRE AUDITORI FELIP PEDRELL. SALA PETITAOVER THE LIMIT
19:00 Llorenç del Penedès CASA DE LA CULTURA DE LLORENÇ DEL PENEDÈSOVER THE LIMIT
17/09/2018 (Monday)
18:00 Lleida BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE LLEIDAOVER THE LIMIT
20:25 Pontevedra TEATRO PRINCIPAL DE PONTEVEDRAOVER THE LIMIT
20:30 Barcelona TEATRE DE SARRIÀOVER THE LIMIT
18/09/2018 (Tuesday)
19:20 Tudela de Duero SALÓN DE PLENOS DEL AYUNTAMIENTOOVER THE LIMIT
19:25 Matadepera CASAL DE CULTURAOVER THE LIMIT
19:30 Barcelona CASA ELIZALDEOVER THE LIMIT
20:00 Sevilla SEDE DEL CICUSOVER THE LIMIT
19/09/2018 (Wednesday)
17:55 Sant Cugat del Vallès ARXIU NACIONAL DE CATALUNYAOVER THE LIMIT
18:00 Sabadell CINES IMPERIALOVER THE LIMIT
20/09/2018 (Thursday)
20:00 Esterri d'Àneu QUADRA DE CASA GASSIA. ECOMUSEU DE LA VALL D’ÀNEUOVER THE LIMIT
21/09/2018 (Friday)
19:30 Gandesa BIBLIOTECA MUNICIPAL DE GANDESAOVER THE LIMIT
19:55 Gironella BIBLIOTECA DE GIRONELLAOVER THE LIMIT
20:00 Joanetes - La Vall d'en Bas CAN TRONA – CENTRE DE CULTURA I NATURAOVER THE LIMIT
22/09/2018 (Saturday)
19:00 Premià de Mar PATRONAT SOCIAL PREMIANENCOVER THE LIMIT
24/09/2018 (Monday)
19:00 Castelldefels BIBLIOTECA RAMON FERNÀNDEZ JURADO – SALA MARGARIDA XIRGUOVER THE LIMIT
20:00 Santa Cruz de La Palma TEATRO CHICOOVER THE LIMIT
20:30 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TEATRO GUINIGUADAOVER THE LIMIT
25/09/2018 (Tuesday)
18:55 Barcelona BIBLIOTECA VILAPICINA I LA TORRE LLOBETAOVER THE LIMIT
19:00 Barberà del Vallès AUDITORI MARIA FELIUOVER THE LIMIT
19:30 Gijón CENTRO DE CULTURA ANTIGUO INSTITUTOOVER THE LIMIT
20:00 Los Llanos de Aridane - La Palma CASA DE LA CULTURAOVER THE LIMIT
20:30 Barcelona TEATRE DE SARRIÀOVER THE LIMIT
26/09/2018 (Wednesday)
18:30 Cornellà de Llobregat BIBLIOTECA CENTRAL DE CORNELLÀOVER THE LIMIT
19:00 Barcelona BIBLIOTECA ESQUERRA DE L’EIXAMPLE – AGUSTÍ CENTELLESOVER THE LIMIT
20:30 Puerto del Rosario - Fuerteventura AUDITORIO INSULAR PUERTO DEL ROSARIOOVER THE LIMIT
27/09/2018 (Thursday)
18:30 Tarragona BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE TARRAGONAOVER THE LIMIT
19:00 Donostia - San Sebastián CASARES-TOMASENE KULTUR ETXEAOVER THE LIMIT
19:30 Barcelona CENTRE CÍVIC FORT PIENCOVER THE LIMIT
20:30 San Cristóbal de La Laguna - Tenerife MULTICINES TENERIFEOVER THE LIMIT
21:00 Viladecans ATRIUM TEATREOVER THE LIMIT
28/09/2018 (Friday)
19:50 Santa Coloma de Gramenet BIBLIOTECA SINGUERLÍN – SALVADOR CABRÉOVER THE LIMIT
19:55 Sant Just Desvern ATENEU DE SANT JUSTOVER THE LIMIT
20:00 La Bisbal d'Empordà TEATRE MUNDIALOVER THE LIMIT
29/09/2018 (Saturday)
19:00 Premià de Mar PATRONAT SOCIAL PREMIANENCOVER THE LIMIT