Top gymnast David Wristers makes his acting debut as young gymnast Timo, who is in training for the World Championships. His ultimate dream is to win gold at the Olympic Games. He is mentored by his demanding father, Ward – himself once a talented gymnast, but now confined to a wheelchair following a road accident. Timo in turn cares for his father.

When Timo meets with the slightly older physiotherapist Irene, intense feelings jeopardise his dedication to his sport. He also increasingly drifts away from his father, and starts to ask questions about his absent mother. Why did she leave, and why do they never talk about her?

Camera and sound follow Timo closely though his coming of age in this film about the physical and mental intensity of sport at the highest level – but even more about the awakening, intense emotions of this young athlete.

Screenings

  • Thu 23 Jan LantarenVenster 2
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  • Mon 27 Jan Cinerama 1
    With Q&A
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  • Tue 28 Jan Pathé 6
    With Q&A
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  • Thu 30 Jan LantarenVenster 5
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  • Sat 1 Feb LantarenVenster 3
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International title
Gold
Filmmaker
Rogier Hesp
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Netherlands
Year
2020
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
Dutch
Producer
Frank Hoeve, Katja Draaijer
Production Company
BALDR Film
Sales
BALDR Film
Writer
Anne Hofhuis
Cinematography
Myrthe Mosterman
Editor
Imre Reutelingsperger, Godelinde Pollmann
Production Design
Vincent de Pater
Sound Design
Evelien van der Molen
Music
Jorrit Kleijnen, Jacob Meijer, Alexander Reumers
Cast
David Wristers, Marcel Hensema, Loes Haverkort