by Jérémie Battaglia
Synchronised swimming is for girls. It’s for girls who can run a 400-metre sprint while holding their breath, and smiling. Perfect is a feature documentary that dives beyond the sequins and mascara to follow a team of elite athletes who will do whatever it takes to make it to the Olympics. They’ll suffer concussions, black eyes, dislocated knees and endure incessant repetitions, self-denial and sacrifice all on their quest for perfection. When the glitter and make-up is removed, this is a story of high-level, performance athletes who are perfectly imperfect.
Year of production: 2016
Length: 77 minutes
Directing and DOP: Jérémie Battaglia
Script and Research: Jérémie Battaglia
Editing: Alexandre Lachance
Original Score: Vincent «Freeworm» Lettelier
Sound design: Marie-Pierre Grenier
Production: Les Productions du Rapide-Blanc
PRICES AND AWARDS
- Winter Film Awards 2017 NYC. Best Documentary.
- Covellite International Film Festival (2017), USA. Best Cinematography.
- Finalist Iris 2017. Best Documentary and Best Cinematography.
- Finalist Gemeaux Prize 2017. Best Serie ou Program of Sport ou Leisure and Best Cinematography.