95 min • Culture, Society • 2015 • G
Guts, stamina, dedication, power. You’ll need all four to be crowned ‘Most Graceful Girl’. In the beautiful, physically demanding world of the uniquely Australian dance sport of Calisthenics, there is only one solo prize that matters: Most Graceful Girl. Graceful Girls is the feature film debut from Melbourne based film director Olivia Peniston-Bird, who like many didn’t know about the sport until it threatened to take over her life. Graceful Girls is a testament to the driving power of obsession, and the way that the spirit of competition can lead us to discover the best of our nature.