When a nine-year-old girl breaks a power lifting world record, she turns into an international sensation and ‘Supergirl’ is born. Naomi Kutin seems like a typical Orthodox Jewish pre-teen, until her extraordinary talent transforms the lives of her family and hurls her into news headlines.
The film follows Naomi’s unique coming-of-age story as she fights to hold on to her title while navigating the perils of adolescence – from strict religious obligations to cyber-bullying, and health issues which could jeopardise her future in power lifting.
Can she still be Supergirl if she can no longer break world records? With a passionate family supporting her each step of the way, Naomi must learn to accept herself and discover she is as strong inside as she is outside.
*Director Jessie Auritt will attend the Festival in Wellington & Auckland. A Q&A will follow the screenings.
- NZ Premiere