Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1h 28m
After rave reviews at its World Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest last year, BAFTA-nominated director Stefan Stuckert’s latest documentary lands at The Odyssey.
We follow extreme swimmer, Beth French, as she attempts to conquer the ‘Ocean’s Seven’ – seven of the world’s most dangerous sea-channels in the world. An insurmountable test for many marathon swimmers – only a few people have completed all seven. Beth wants to be the first person to swim them all in one year!
Alongside her lifelong battle with M.E. (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Beth’s burning desire to conquer the open sea comes from her dream to be a strong role model for her autistic son. However, as Beth’s journey unfolds, dangers of the sea may prove easier to conquer than upheavals of the heart.
Coupling the film’s gorgeous slow-motion cinematography with immersive sound design, when seen on the big screen; it’s as close to underwater submersion as you can get without donning your goggles.
From jellyfish stings to hypothermia, Beth’s task is not for the faint-hearted: come and see for yourself.