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„Gwendolyn“ nominated for Franz-Grabner-Preis 2018

Great news for GWENDOLYN: Our film is one of three nominated films for the Franz-Grabner-Preis 2018 in the section „cinema documentary“!

We are looking forward to the awarding ceremony, which will take place on March 15th during this years edition of the Diagonale.

„Gwendolyn“ also takes part in the official competition of the Diagonale. These are the screening dates:

– Thursday, March 15th, 20:30, Cinestar6
– Sunday, March 18th, 11:00, Cinestar5

AT 2017, 85min.
director: Ruth Kaaserer
Status: Distribution, Worldpremiere: DOK Leipzig 2017 (Main competition)


Gwendolyn is in her mid-sixties, barely weighs 52 kg and is a three-time world champion in weightlifting. After battling salivary gland 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 and her Ivorian husband Charlie, her fight against physical and personal limits begins.

DoP: Serafin Spitzer
sound: Tong Zhang
editor: Joana Scrinzi
producers: Jürgen Karasek, Filip Antoni Malinowski
World Sales: Taskovski Films
Cinema release by Stadtkino Verleih

watch the trailer:

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