Autumn Gold (Herbstgold)

Autumn Gold (Herbstgold)
  • 2010
  • Germany
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Jan Tenhaven
  • Cast: Alfred Proksch, Gabre Gabic, Herbert Liedke
  • Language: German/Czech/Swedish/Italian/English

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Training for a sporting World Championship is a formidable task. For Alfred, Jií, Ilse, Gabre and Herbert however there's an added challenge: these athletes are all aged between eighty and 100. Autumn Gold follows the grey-haired group as they prepare to compete in the World Championships in track and field. How will 100-year-old Alfred, a discus thrower from Vienna, fare after being fitted with an artificial knee six months before the competition? Will Jirí, an eighty-two-year-old high jumper from the Czech Republic, make the one metre mark one last time? This is an inspiring, touching and often very funny film about taking on life's greatest challenges. Preceded by Kirkcaldy Man (17 mins, directed by Julian Schwanitz), an award-winning short film that goes in search of Jocky Wilson, once Scotland's world darts champion. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Stranger than Fiction.

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