Original title: The Novice
Duration: 1h 34min
Vote average: 6
Vote count: 19
Production: Picture Movers Anonymous
Original language: en
Release date: 2021-12-17
Director: Lauren Hadaway
Actors: Amy Forsyth, Dilone, Isabelle Fuhrman
DVD Covers, 2021, Custom Covers, Drama, Thriller
The Novice 2021 DVD Cover – Summary
The Novice 2021 DVD Cover. A college freshman joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.
Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) plays Alex Dall, a queer college freshman who joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost. Intent on outperforming her teammates, Alex pushes herself to her limits and beyond, alienating everyone around her in the name of success.
Furhman’s fierce lead performance collides with Lauren Hadaway’s bold direction and dynamic editing, creating a visceral window into a cutthroat world. Stylish cinematography and a seductive soundtrack complete the experience, evoking the romance and danger of falling in love; the attraction, the drama, and the fallout.
This unapologetic debut from Hadaway, based on her personal experience as a competitive collegiate rower, heralds a bold new voice in queer storytelling.