Rhythmic gymnastics is considered to be one of the most beautiful female sports. What we see is that young, gorgeous girls in their glittering leotards move lightly on a big carpet, with a smile on their faces. Behind the mask of perfection, however, there is eternal self-dissatisfaction and endless internal struggles in the group. Through the eyes of a competitor, we follow the journey of the entire national team from a training session to the competition mat and observe how their intrigue ends up producing exactly the opposite result they wanted in the first place.
The idea for the film is based on my own rhythmic gymnastics experiences. At the heart of the story is the events of the years spent in competitive sports - from a girl’s perspective, I would like to show the significance of the bonding relationship between the team and the coach. An important element of this connection is the balance of power and the consequence that, beyond one point, the mental injuries caused to each other is an error that occurs during a stressful situation, like a competition. The drawing style works with sleek shapes and exciting light-shadow textures. Depending on the choreography, the movements are fluid, flexible, light, or just strong, and piecemeal. The movement of the girls, the rhythm of the spatial forms and exchanges, the visual style, and the change of colors all reflect the mental state of the characters.