VdR On Tour | The Optimists

A film acclaimed by the public at Visions du Réel 2014: a moving comedy about a senior women volleyball team. 15 and 16 September 2016 in Basel.


by Gunhild Westhagen Magnor
Norway, 2013, 90'
Swiss premiere at Visions du Réel 2014 in the Grand Angle section

For 40 years, 98-year-old Goro has been training every week with other elderly ladies in a volleyball team called The Optimists. This Norwegian team has not played a match for 30 years. It is time for them to face a worthy opponent. But only a team of Swedish gentlemen seems to be ready to accept the challenge. Who will win? This refreshing comedy is a therapy against the fear of aging.


Thursday 15 and Friday 16 September 2016 at 21:00
as part of the Scandinavian programme "Neuere Nordische Dokumentarfilme"
Neues Kino, Basel

Watch the trailer