First

Movies, Documentary
First
They didn’t waste any time, did they? Here’s the official Olympics film. But don’t go getting too excited. This isn’t Daniel Craig telling us how he stepped on a corgi’s tail at the palace. Or Jess Ennis reliving the last lap of the 800m. This is a polite and proper doc, featuring interviews with a dozen athletes competing at the Olympics for the first time, alongside footage of them in action. And what grounded and normal bunch they are. Essex wonder-cyclist Laura Trott talks about whizzing around the velodrome like it’s a jog in the park: ‘Forty laps, as quick as you like.’

By: Cath Clarke

Posted:

Release details

Cast and crew

Director: Caroline Rowland