2002. Switzerland/France/Belgium. Ursula Meier. 95 min.
Thursday, February 14, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2002. Switzerland/France/Belgium. Directed by Ursula Meier. Screenplay by Meier, Frédéric Videau. Meier's debut feature film is a rare achievement: a moving, vibrant portrait of young female athletes who have full and complex inner lives. At a special school for athletes in the Swiss Alps, fifteen-year-old Sabine is determined to become a world-class runner. Feisty, headstrong, and even manipulative, she rebels against her coach while also coping with her maturing body and the first stirrings of sexual desire. In French; English subtitles. 95 min.