Festival of Austrian Film
April 5–10, 2022, Graz

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Documentary Film, AT 2017, Farbe, 85 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2018

Director, Script: Ruth Kaaserer
Cast: Gwendolyn Leick Charlemagne Kanon Patrick Atteridge Joseph Leick
Camera: Serafin Spitzer
Editor: Joana Scrinzi
Location Sound: Tong Zhang
Sounddesign: Tong Zhang
Additional Credits: Tonmischung: Alexander Koller/The Grand Post Schnittassistenz: Lisa Geretschläger Compositing & Farbkorrektur: Matthias Halibrand Produktionsleitung: Stephan Podest
Producers: Jürgen Karasek, Filip Malinowski
Production: Soleil Film


Gwendolyn, recently retired anthropologist, is a three time weightlifting world champion and still active at 65. Despite suffering cancer and facing another operation, she isn’t even thinking of taking a step back. Instead, she trains for the upcoming European Championships. Ruth Kaaserer empathically observes and portrays a multifaceted, strong and impressive personality, who takes her illness and aging with composure and humor: weightlifting as a passion and a metaphor for an attitude towards life.