Autumn Gold

Jan Tenhaven
| Germany, Austria
| 2010
| 94 min

Contemplative and insightful, Autumn Gold follows a selection of 80 – 100 year-old athletes as they prepare for the global World Masters Championships track and field event. Offering sage-like reflection on lives fully lived, these are the oldest official sports competitors in the world. Yet director Jan Tenhaven avoids rationalising the reasons for each character’s undiminished fitness, instead painting a series of metaphorical, cinematic portraits. The result is a beautifully rendered depiction of a group of markedly different senior citizens who share a common love of sports and an irrepressible zest for life.

Director
Jan Tenhaven
Producer
Christian Beetz
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Section
Panorama
Festival Year
2011