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Canadian Narrative Feature Competition

NADIA, BUTTERFLY

Year 2020
Runtime 107 mins
Language French
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Full Festival

While young and in her prime, Nadia (Katerine Savard) decides to retire from pro swimming after the Olympic Games to escape a rigid life of sacrifice. After her very last race, Nadia drifts into nights of excess punctuated by episodes of self-doubt. But even this transitional numbness cannot conceal her true inner quest: defining her identity outside the world of elite sports.

Originally brought in as a consultant for the film, two-time Olympian Katerine Savard portrays Nadia, with her real-life training partner, Ariane Mainville, cast as Marie-Pierre. With her lived experience as an Olympic athlete behind her, Savard truly brings Nadia to life, resulting in a raw and honest portrayal of a woman in the throes of competitive sports.

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2020
Director
Pascal Plante
Executive Producer
Sylvain Corbeil
Producer
Dominique Dussault
Screenwriter
Pascal Plante
Cinematographer
Stephanie Weber Biron
Editor
Amelie Labreche
Cast
Katerine Savard, Ariane Mainville, Hillary Caldwell, Pierre-Yves Cardinal