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.
Pascal Plante is a Montreal-based filmmaker who studied at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. His short films include BLAST BEAT (Slamdance 2019), Blue-Eyed Blonde (Best Canadian Short Film VIFF 2015), and Nonna (Slamdance 2017). He is a podcaster for Point de vues, a podcast entirely dedicated to cinema. NADIA, BUTTERFLY was part of the Official Selection at Cannes in 2020.