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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2016

Alexandra Sell's feature debut is a coming-of-age tale with a difference about the grumpy doctor Annebärbel Buschhaus donning her ice skates again at the age of 58 after an absence of 40 years. Back on the ice, she tries to revive long suppressed childhood dreams – and makes a new friend, Jolina Kuhn, Berlin's youth figure skating champion. Through her new friend, Annebärbel begins to open up and break away from her dominant mother. The film also features a cameo by the real-life figure skater Christine Stüber-Errath, who won the Olympic bronze medal in 1976, and was the world champion and three-times European champion.
Genre Children & Youth, Drama, Sports
Category Feature
Director Alexandra Sell
Screenplay Alexandra Sell
Cinematography Kolja Raschke
Cast Ulrike Krumbiegel, Annekathrin Bürger, Christine Stüber-Errath, Maria Rogozina, Rainer Bock, Stephan Grossmann
Producer Martin Heisler
Co-Producers Joachim Ortmanns, Katrin Schlösser, Helge Neubronner
Production Company Flare Film, in co-production with Lichtblick Film, cine plus Filmproduktion
Original Version
 German
Shooting Dates March-April 2016
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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