Stoic, graceful, and full of razor sharp wit – words to describe both Gwendolyn, the 65-year-old weightlifting champion, and GWENDOLYN, the eponymous film by Ruth Kaaserer. We follow the multiple world record-holder as she trains for the chance to break yet another European record, and prove that her ongoing battle with cancer has barely slowed her stride. Winner of Viennale’s Best Feature, GWENDOLYN is a timeless example of observational documentary film at its finest. Its minimalist approach emphasises the unconventional and deeply caring relationships between Gwendolyn, her trainer, and...
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