Over the Limit
Russian rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun struggles to withstand her grueling regimen and the harsh verbal treatment of her coaches as she prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games.
“You're not a human being, you're an athlete.” Russian rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun strains against exhaustion, family tragedy, and the lacerating critique of her coaches as she prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Exquisitely filmed, this gripping documentary explores the extremes of elite athleticism, contrasting Mamun's astonishing grace with the physical and psychological intensity of her training regimen.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA