(World Premiere Denver Film Festival 2016 | Documentary Feature)
USA 2016 | Documentary | 90min | Director Pola Rappaport
Winner Special Jury Prize the Barcelona Film Festival
Nadia Comaneci was the most famous gymnast of her era. She is known by the world as a star, a sensation, a phenomenon: an upstart, with the body of a child, winning a perfect ten at the Montreal Olympics at the age of 14. Representing her country, Romania, she was a little soldier who rarely smiled, revealing nothing on her face but a total focus on her performance.
She vanquished the favorites and conquered the world with her historic perfect ten scores at the 1976 games. It was a moment that grabbed audiences’ attention around the world, and no one who saw it ever forgot. She became the idol of young girls everywhere, a child star in the great tradition of Hollywood: a perfect life.
But how perfect was it? This film will unearth the truth behind the legend.