“This is filmmaking as lean and precise as one of Mamun’s exhaustively choreographed routines”
In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, elite rhythmic gymnast Rita Mamun’s preparation kicks up a gear. Her form appears to be in a slight slump and her teammate seems to have emerged as the head coach’s new favourite.
Belying the grace of the sport, Marta Prus’ fly-on-the-wall documentary quietly observes a loveless system pushing athletes to great physical, mental and emotional extremes, seemingly at any cost.
Over the Limit made it's world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.