Autumn Gold

General Information

Original Title
Herbstgold
Author/Creator
Tenhaven, Jan, director.
Language
English, Italian, Swedish.
Subtitles
English
Published
Austria : Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion Köln GmbH, 2010.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (94 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
Five senior athletes prove that being 80, 95, or even 100 years old is just a minor inconvenience when becoming a world champion is at stake. A stunning film about human dignity and the power to live. This film offers a sensitive, formally elegant, and cheerful portrait of five athletes competing at the 18th international senior citizen World Masters Championships in the Finnish city of Lahti. The makers of this documentary convincingly show us how well one can preserve a healthy spirit, a vigorous mind and admirable levels of fitness in an aging body. The protagonists include the Viennese centenarian Alfred Proksche, who paints female nudes in his spare time, the 94-year-old Italian discus thrower Gabre Gabric-Calvesi, 93-year-old Herbert Liedtke, a ferocious sprinter from Stockholm, and Jiří Soukup, an 82-year-old high-jumper from Hradec Králové. For them, preparing for the championships, like the individual competitions themselves, is primarily a race against time. Despite this, they hope that their performances next year will be a little bit better.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Autumn Gold
Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission ; Coproduction: Austria, Germany

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 2642---