Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

2017, Austria, 85', Ruth Kaaserer

2017, Austria, 85', Ruth Kaaserer

Gwendolyn

Synopsis

Gwendolyn, a retired anthropologist and active weightlifter, became a three-time world champion at age 65. Fragile and lightweight, she is everything but a typical weight lifter. But when she is stepping towards the dumbbell there is no doubt she is serious about it. Gwendolyn is facing her soon to come third salivary gland cancer surgery. Her body is weakened, part of her face currently paralysed. But rather than engage in the prescribed rest, she defends herself against illness and ageing and wants to become world champion once more. With her loyal trainer Pat, she prepares for the upcoming weightlifting season.

ERSTE BANK’S ExtraVALUE FILM AWARD - Viennale 2017; DOK Leipzig 2017 - World Premiere; Official Selection IDFA 2017
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