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Nadia, Butterfly


While young and in her prime, Nadia 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.


Technical Specifications

  • Director
    Pascal PLANTE
    Pascal PLANTE
    Katerine SAVARD
    Ariane MAINVILLE
    Hilary CALDWELL
    Pierre-Yves CARDINAL
    Dominique DUSSAULT (Nemesis Films)
Nadia, Butterfly
  • Original title

    Nadia, Butterfly

  • Category / production


  • Year


  • Duration

    106 minutes

  • Language(s)

    French and English with English subtitles

Awards and distinctions

Festival de Cannes 2020 - Official Selection
Alice in the City, International Film Festival Rome 2020 - Official Selection
Adelaide Film Festival 2020 - Official Selection
Busan International Film Festival 2020 - Official Selection
Warsaw Film Festival 2020 - Official Selection
Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2020 - Official Selection

  • Cannes Internation Film Festival - Official Selection 2020
  • Alice
  • Busan
  • Adelaide
  • Sao Paulo
  • Warsaw