• Win By Fall

    Win By Fall

    license film
  • Win By Fall

    Win By Fall

    license film
  • Win By Fall

    Win By Fall

    license film
  • Win By Fall

    Win By Fall

    license film
  • Win By Fall

    Win By Fall

    license film

Win By Fall

a film by Anna Koch

Win By Fall

2016 | 82:00 min

Original Title:
SCHULTERSIEG

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
Four German teenage girls are getting ready for an exciting school year. The young wrestlers Janny, Lisa, Debby and Michelle have been accepted to the Elite School of Sports, a boarding school in Frankfurt that follows East German traditions in getting talented athletes to the top. The girls can expect years of exhausting, intensive training schedules, strict diets and extreme pressure to perform. In their free time they hang out together, listen to music and long for home – they aren’t all built for this kind of regime. Michelle struggles with her weight, Lisa is homesick, Jenny feels insecure within the group, and Debby sets the bar very high. For years on end the film follows the girls at school, during the grueling workouts, in the intimacy of their lodgings and on the mat – the place where it’s all really supposed to happen. In slow motion, hair swings about and faces show strain as they maneuver themselves and their opponents into astonishing positions. While each win provides a euphoric moment, the film is dominated by scenes of sadness, frustration and anger. Still there's also the will to always get back up and rise to the challenge.(IDFA)
Festivals/Awards
2016
IFF GRANIT - Best Documentary – IFF Hof

2017
IDFA
BAFICI Buenes Aires
SXSW Festival Austin
Neisse Film Festival (Czech Republic, Germany, Poland)
Best Documentary, Best Cinematography – Achtung Berlin - new berlin film award
CinéDOC - Tbilisi
DOK.fest Munich
ZLIN IFF for Children and Youth, Czech Republic
Festival de Cine Aleman, Madrid
SWIFF, SEOUL International Women's Film Festival , Korea)
Deutsches Kinder-Medien-Festival GOLDENER SPATZ
Lubuskie Lato Filmowe in Łagów, Poland
Kerry Film Festival in Killarny, Ireland
Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania
Festival de Cinéma Européen Des Arcs, France
FILMZ Festival German Cinema
Cast and Crew
  • Director Anna Koch
  • Producer Anna Wendt, Fabian Winkelmann
  • Screenwriter Anna Koch, Julia Lemke
  • Editor Martin Reimers, Henrike Dosk
  • Sound Alexandra Praet
  • Sound Design Jana Irmert
  • Score Kurt Koch, Jana Irmert
  • Other Luise Makarov (Singer)
Co-Production Company
DFFB Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie GmbH
Germany
www.dffb.de
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