Director: Sophie Thouvenin
France, 2018, 19 min
WINNER: Spirit Award
Cast:Gémi Diallo , Alexandre Carrière , Saabo Balde, Idrissa Diabaté , Antoine Chappey, Oumar Djankado
Crew:Writer: Sophie Thouvenin - Producers: Karine Blanc, Michel Tavares, Nathalie Landais
Lala is the only girl in a group of four young middle-distance athletes from Mali. Their visas are about to expire. With the help of their coach, Loïc, they find themselves with one last chance to impress a scout and fulfill their dreams of joining a French athletics club.
About the director
After studying film at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, Sophie Thouvenin worked as an assistant director and then made documentaries.
CANADA, her first fictional short film, was selected by film festivals in France and abroad and received several awards.
LE BOUT DE LA PISTE (TRACKS) is her second short film.