In their narrative feature debut, Academy Award-winning filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin dramatize Diana Nyad's 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida in the new film Nyad.
The film stars four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening as Nyad and two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster as her best friend turned coach, Bonnie Stoll.
Nyad is a story about both athletic ambition and the power of platonic love. Nyad became obsessed with the Cuba swim in her early 20s, but it wasn't until she was 64 that she finally achieved her goal. Stoll was by her side every step of the way, both physically and emotionally.
The film has been praised for its realistic depiction of swimming and its nuanced portrayal of Nyad and Stoll's relationship. However, it has also been criticized by some marathon swimmers who question the legitimacy of Nyad's achievement.
Vasarhelyi and Chin have defended their film, saying that they were not interested in claiming a record for Nyad. Instead, they wanted to tell a story about how it is never too late to pursue one's dreams.
Nyad is a powerful and inspiring film that celebrates the human spirit. It is a must-see for fans of sports dramas and stories about female friendship.
Keywords: Nyad, Annette Bening, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, sports drama, female friendship