Autumn Gold

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Autumn Gold
Austria, 2010, 94 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany
US Premiere
Topics: Documentary, Seniors, Sports
Program: True Stories
Language: German, Czech, Italian English Sub-Titles


Autumn Gold tells the life-affirming stories of five senior athletes who each have one goal: to take part in the track and field section of the World Masters Championships 2009 in Finland. The biggest challenge they face is their age: all five are between 82 and 100 years old. Illustrating the will power, positive energy, and determination that stands behind masters athletics, this lively and inspiring documentary follows their training regimens and ultimate performances.

A gifted painter, Alfred Proksh is a 100-year-old discus thrower from Vienna who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Also a 1936 Olympics vet, Italian discus star Gabre Gabic is a gorgeous lady of 95 who competes in full make-up and jewelry. Among the other subjects are German shotputter Ilse Pflueger and sprinters Jirí Soukup, an 85-year-old from the Czech Republic, and Herbert Liedtke, a 90-year-old from Sweden. A story of winning and losing, of setbacks and triumphs. Autumn Gold is an homage to real life: not smooth and wrinkle-free but full of humor and determination.

Director to attend screening on 1/8

DIRECTOR: Jan Tenhaven
Producer: Christian Beetz
Editor: Jürgen Winkelblech
Screenwriter: Jan Tenhaven
Cinematographer: Marcus Winterbauer, Martin Langner
Music: Andy Baum
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Films Transit -

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