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Nadia, Butterfly

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While young and in her prime, Nadia (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. Pascale Plante's Nadia, Butterfly is a stunningly detailed imagination of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and was an official selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.


Nadia, 23 ans, nage pour le Canada aux Jeux olympiques. Éprouvée par sa vie de sacrifice, cette compétition prestigieuse sera sa dernière. Au terme de son ultime épreuve, Nadia dérape au rythme des nuits d’excès ponctuées de doute et de confusion. Cet étourdissement momentané ne peut toutefois pas occulter sa réelle quête intérieure: la recherche de son identité en dehors du monde de la natation. Nadia, Butterfly, le deuxième long métrage de Pascal Plante (Les faux tatouages, 2017), avait été retenu pour faire partie de la sélection officielle du Festival de Cannes (qui a été annulé).


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    107 minutes
  • Language
    In French with English subtitles
  • Country
    Canada
  • Note
    Maison 4:3
  • Director
    Pascal Plante
  • Cast
    Katerine Savard, Ariane Mainville, Hilary Caldwell, Pierre-Yves Cardinal