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Gwendolyn

DOCUMENTARY
A 2017, 85min
Director: Ruth Kaaserer
Status: distribution, World Premiere: DOK Leipzig 2017 (Official Competition)

Gwendolyn is in her mid-sixties, barely weighs 52 kg and is a three-time world champion in weightlifting. Battling an aggressive form of cancer, the retired anthropologist should really take a step back, but this is far from what Gwendolyn has in mind. She is training to become world champion once again. Supported by her devoted trainer Pat, her son Joseph and her husband Charlie, 20 years her junior, her fight against physical and personal limits begins.

TEAM:
Written and directed by: Ruth Kaaserer
Cinematography: Serafin Spitzer
Editor: Joana Scrinzi
Sound: Tong Zhang
Producers: Jürgen Karasek, Filip Malinowski

FESTIVALS:
DOK Leipzig (World Premiere, Official Competition) 2017
Viennale (Austrian Premiere) 2017
IDFA Panorama 2017
Diagonale 2018
One World Prague 2018
Kiew Docudays UA 2018
Filmfestival Millenium Brüssel 2018
Sofia International FF 2018
Festival Finale Plzen 2018

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:
Erste-Bank-Mehrwert-Award Viennale 2017
Nomination Silver Eye Award Jihlava 2017
Winner: Franz-Grabner-Award “Best cinema documentary” 2018
Winner: Best Cinematography (documentary) Diagonale 2018 for Serafin Spitzer
Winner: Best Editing (documentary) Diagonale 2018 for Joana Scrinzi

 





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