"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. Rita gracefully catches rings or rolls a ball across her shoulders but her coaches expect more from her. Warmth and solace come in her scant free time, when she talks with her boyfriend on Skype or hangs out with her parents.
International Competition – Göteborg FF 2018
In Competition (Youth Jury Award) – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
World Premiere – IDFA 2017