Raise the Bar
20 November
from 00:00 to 23:59
Opening Film
Dir. Guðjón Ragnarsson | Iceland | 2021 | 70 min. | Documentary
In 2015, the former forward of the Icelandic basketball team, Brynjar Karl Sigurðsson, began coaching a team of girls aged 8–13. His methods are uncompromising, to say the least: Brynjar yells at the players and encourages trash talking on court. However, outside the game, this man becomes a second father for his wards, whom they are not ashamed to turn to both for sage life advice and a request to participate in a dance flashmob. Sigurðsson's team begins to win one tournament after another — both among girls and among boys. At the same time, the Icelandic Basketball Association is banning women's teams from men's leagues, and parents of young athletes are vociferously expressing their concern about Brynjar's harsh rules. Neither the girls nor the coach are going to let it go this easily.
Original language: Icelandic
Subtitles: Belarusian | English
Girl-power sports drama about the struggle for emancipation, equality, and having your voice heard
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