Both funny and touching documentary movie about an extraordinary volleyball team
There is no shortage of enthusiasm and humour in the volleyball team of retired women. Optimistene, a volleyball team for grandmothers, consists of 66 to 98 -year-old-women and exists already from the 1970’s. The women, used to playing amongst themselves, face a great surprise when they get an opportunity to play against a team of Swedish senior men. The documentary trails the women’s preparations for the challenge, portraying the pensioners’ everyday, merrily in step with a mariachi orchestra.
As part of the Nordic Film Thursdays project, the Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema presents THE OPTIMISTS, a Norwegian documentary film.
The screening will be introduced by a very short lecture about the Norwegian documentary films.
THE OPTIMISTS (Optimistene, Norway, 2013, 90 min)
The screening is held in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in the Czech Republic and the Norwegian Film Institute.