- Sun 25 Apr 2021
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: Exempt
- Free entry
- All welcome | Booking recommended
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
A documentary about the Berlin Bruisers, Germany’s first gay and inclusive rugby club. Founded by a handful of friends several years ago in a Berlin park, this gentle and affecting film paints their lives as they build up to their first major tournament.
Perennial losers when they first meet, the Bruisers greatest achievements would seem to mostly lie off the pitch. From sterling anti-bullying workshops in schools to caring for elderly, distant relatives and much more, each Bruiser’s journey is very different.
We see a band of individuals come together as a family, who are there for one another as much in life as they are on the pitch. A rousing portrait of a team sweating, celebrating, laughing and crying together, winning and losing, and the joy, after years of searching, of finally finding a community where they could be themselves.
This film is indeed fragile and profound yet spectacular and loud!
2018 | DE | 94 min | Dir. Johannes List