Nordic Film Thursdays: THE OPTIMISTS

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)

Director and screenwriter: Gunhild Magnor
IMDB (7,8)
In Norwegian with Czech subtitles.
Admission: 120 CZK
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The screening is held in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in the Czech Republic and the Norwegian Film Institute.