14plus: FEATURE FILMS
Director: Lisa Aschan
Sweden 2011 / 83 minutes
with: Mathilda Paradeiser, Linda Molin, Isabella Lindqvist
“Are you afraid?” “No.” “Give me your hand. You are going to be great at vaulting. I can help you. I can teach anyone any- thing. Emma, we shouldn’t compete against each other. You and I should always be together. Right? Say yes.” “Yes, I say yes.”
Emma is new to equestrian vaulting. Her physical control and powerful movements on horseback attract Cassan- dra's demanding gaze. The two girls soon become insepa- rable, but as their unusual friendship grows closer Emma finds herself fighting against the appropriation of her body. She doesn't want to lose control, and resists Cassandra with mute aggression, thereby reaching her own limits. To be strong, you have to be able to yield.