Over the Limit

An intimate portrait of the world’s most outstanding rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun, the main representative of the prestigious Russian National Team. The film presents a groundbreaking year in her life, from the 2015 World Championships to the 2016 Olympic Games. The gymnast has the chance of a lifetime to become an Olympic champion, competing with the best friend from her club, Yana Kudryavtseva. Owing to coach Irina Viner, rhythmic gymnastics in Russia is much more than just a sport discipline. It is a hermetic world and a source of great fame for gymnasts. The story about Margarita Mamun acts as a parable of the training system created by Irina Viner. What does it mean to live constantly under the pressure of expectations? Over the Limit is a film about a struggle for dreams and the solitude of a distinguished individual.

Director: Marta Prus
Country: Poland I Germany I Finland I France
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Year: 2018

Director - Marta Prus

Marta Prus was born in Warsaw in 1987. Betwwen 2006 and 2009 she studied History of Art at the Warsaw University and graduated from a Documentary Film Making Course in Andrzej Wajda's Master School. ... Apart from film makin she has always been interested in Contemporary Dance and Rhymtmic Gymnastics. In 2009 she started Film Directing studies at the National Polish Film School in Łódź. Her first film Vakha and Magomed (2010) won six prizes at international film festivals.


RVK Feminist Film Festival