UK documentary film “Ping pong”

(CPV) – Cinema fans in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city can enjoy UK documentary film “Ping pong – Never too old for gold” at the 5th EUNIC Documentary Film Festival 2013.

It is directed and produced by Hugh and Anson Hartford.

This film was official selected at many documentary festivals such as Hotdocs, Sheffield Docs, Docs New York City, and Warsaw International Film Festival 2012.

It will be screened in Hanoi on June 11 (19h00), at National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio, No 465 Hoang Hoa Tham road, Tay Ho district; and in Ho Chi Minh city on June 27 (19h00), at Lotus University, No 93 Cao Thang road, district 3.

Photo by Trang VuPhoto by Trang Vu

Pensioners from across the planet compete in the world over 80s Table – Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. From retirement, care homes, mental and physical health to death and loneliness; 8 players from 4 continents, with 703 years between them; guide us through the extraordinary world of Veteran sports. The film interweaves the competition with intimate and candid portraits that explore the hope, passion, prejudice, and immediacy of growing old. It is as much about the tenacity of the human spirit as it is a meditation on mortality.
From the outset, the film challenges perceptions of what it is to grow old. With humor and sensitivity it emotionally engages us with the issues we all face in an ageing global population.

All entrances are free./.

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