Russian-language documentary an takes insider look at Olympic gold
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues with “Over the Limit,” screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Chief Theater.
This documentary film made in Poland and Germany by director Marta Prus 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.
It’s a nail-biting, behind-the-scenes drama about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics. Variety calls it “a darkly dazzling achievement. The tight, tense result surely ranks among the great modern sports docs.”
The film screens in Russian with English subtitles. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
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