In the astonishing, nerve-racking and hugely compelling OVER THE LIMIT, we follow 20 year old Russian gymnast Margarita Mamun in the run-up to the 2016 Olympics. As one of Russia’s biggest stars, Mamun cannot be allowed to fail, and so she spends nearly every waking minute training under the supervision of her two coaches, who see harassing and denigrating her as a matter of principle. Building on her own experiences as a gymnast, Marta Prus has created an extraordinary film which looks like a feature drama and has been hailed as the BLACK SWAN of sports documentaries.
OVER THE LIMIT is in our main competition programme for international documentaries, Documentaire Extraordinaire.
Marta Prus (USA, 1987) OVER THE LIMIT is Prus’ first feature documentary.