Part of

85 minutes


DIRECTOR: Ruth Kaaserer

WITH: Gwendolyn Leick, Joseph Leick, Charlemagne Kanon, Patrick Atteridge

Gwendolyn is in her mid-sixties and is a three-time world champion in weightlifting. Seemingly fragile and lightweight, she is everything but a typical weight lifter. But when she steps towards the dumbbell, there is no doubt she is serious about it. After battling cancer, the retired anthropologist should really take a step back, but this is far from what Gwendolyn has in mind. She decides to fight against her limits and become world champion once again.


We are delighted to welcome Gwendolyn Leick to the screening on Tuesday 30 October for a Q&A with the audience.


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