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MY WAY TO OLYMPIA

Niko von Glasow
DE 2013    58' 85'
⚬ Human Interest ⚬ Sports 

Synopsis

The film director Niko von Glasow undertakes a journey to athletes, who compete at the Paralympic Games in London 2012. He himself is a short-armed avowed hater of sport who cannot understand how anyone could take on such an odeal voluntarily. Even more since everyday life for people with a disability is most often challenging enough.

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Director

Niko von Glasow

Producer

Ingo Fliess

Production Company

if... Productions

Co-Production Companies

Palladio Film, Senator Film, WDR, SWR, NDR

Cinematography

Hajo Schomerus

Editors

Mechthild Barth, Berhard Reddig

Festivals

Berlinale 2013

Thessaloniki IDFF 2013

Shanghai IFF 2013

Film Details

Runtimes 58' 85'
Spoken Languages English, German, Greek
Production Countries Germany

Biography

Niko von Glasow made coffee and carried beer crates for Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Then he studied film at New York University and at the academy in Lodz/Poland. This is where he made his first feature film – WEDDINGGUESTS, which won the German Critics Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. In 1994 Niko shot MARIE’S SONG starring Sylvie Testud. The film won three German Film Awards. Niko co-produced WINTER SLEEPERS by Tom Tykwer. EDELWEISSPIRATES, starring Bela B., Jan Decleir and Anna Thalbach, was directed by Niko in 2004.

In 2008 Niko convinced 11 other victims of Thalidomide to strip naked for a calendar. NOBODY’S PERFECT – the documentary about the making of this calendar – won the German Film Award. EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT, a documentary about a stage show which was developed by Niko, has been pre-selected for the German Film Award in 2013.

Niko lives in London and Cologne and is member of BAFTA, the European and the German Film Academy. He founded the Tibetan Film School and teaches Script Writing and Directing all over the globe.

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