Thanks to the generous support of La Mobilière, Visions du Réel On Tour accompanies the theatrical release in German-speaking Switzerland of four films selected during the Festival's last edition: The Optimists, Domino Effect, Bugarach and Those who go those who stay. Previews and premières in the presence of the filmmakers are on February's programme.
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The Optimists by Gunhild Westhagen Magnor
Norway 2013 | 92’ | VO
Nordisk Panorama – Audience Award
Visions du Réel 2014 – Grand Angle
Everyday from January 29 to February 4, 17:00
Kino Xenix, Zürich
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.
The 2014-2015 season of Visions du Réel On Tour is launched in German-speaking Switzerland thanks to the generous support of La Mobilière.
The Fondation Ernst Göhner also supports the Visions du Réel On Tour project since its beginnings in 2012.