Spearheaded by Norwegian superstar Ada Hegerberg, Olympique Lyonnais Féminin is the world’s greatest football team. This engrossing documentary follows the team through the 2018–2019 season, giving the audience full access to the players during practice and cinematic matches that are captured with innovative use of zoom-lenses and clever sound design. Combining athletic excellence with reflections on the contrasts between male and female football, THE SQUAD is both a riveting sports drama and a feminist critique of gender inequality.
This film can be streamed on BIFF+ 15–31 October 2020. Limited amount of rentals on BIFF+.
Stéphanie Gillard (France) Filmography: THE RIDE (2016), LES PETITS PRINCES DES SABLES (2009), UNE HISTOIRE DE BALLON (2006)