Director: Charlène Favier (France 2020)
Lyz, 15, is accepted into the prestigious ski section of the Bourg-Saint-Maurice high school. Fred, former champion and now coach, has decided to invest everything in his new discovery. With Fred’s support, she throws herself into the training with fiery enthusiasm and experiences one success after another. Slowly Lyz comes completely under Fred’s influence. Will the unrestrained energy of youth give her the strength to regain her freedom?
With Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier, Marie Denarnaud, Muriel Combeau
THOMAS, DER HOCHSPRINGER
Director: Leri Matehha (Germany 2020)
Thomas, a young man, leads an isolated life with his mother in a sports boarding school. The only contact with the outside world is the artificial world of sport. Life is characterized by emotionless discipline and confused social rules. To make her son a competitive athlete, she binds Thomas to the narcissistic coach Frank. His alternative training methods help Thomas to escape the monotonous daily routine of discipline and the maternal regime of control begins to crumble.
With Alexandra Finder, Max Poerting, Zhenja Isaak, Kelvin Kilonzo
TOPRAK – SOIL
Director: Sevgi Hirschhäuser (Turkey, Germany 2020)
The young orphan Burak lives with his uncle Cemil in a small Turkish village. While the religious Cemil seems satisfied with living in poverty, Burak wants to leave the village and go to the university. When Burak’s grandmother falls ill, he and his uncle have to make difficult decisions that will change their lives forever.
With Numan Cakir, Burak Aydin, Emine Anil