This gripping tale of adolescent mass hysteria is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni (Royalty Hightower), a tomboy assimilating into a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati, whose members begin mysteriously fainting and fitting.
Toni trains as a boxer with her brother, but is drawn to the strength and confidence of The Lionesses who practice in the same gym. When Toni joins the group and the girls begin to experience mysterious fits, Toni’s desire for acceptance becomes ever more complicated…
The Fits blends drama, mystery and magical realism, resulting in a dreamy coming-of-age film guaranteed to keep you spellbound.
‘Absolutely Riveting and Powerful’ – Vox
‘Pulls you in and won’t let go.’ – Los Angeles Times
‘A dreamy, beautifully syncopated coming-of-age tale’. – The NYTimes
‘Remember the name Anna Rose Holmer, who makes her feature directing debut with this unique and unforgettable mesmerizer’. –
‘First-time writer-director Anna Rose Holmer crafts a meticulous mood of psychological isolation and beguiling mystery through her metaphorical tale’. – Variety