film,My favourite film of the year so far is a documentary about octogenarian (and older) ping pong champions. Need I say more? Probably not. But here’s more anyway, from the Ping Pong website:
8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
Terry (81) having been given a week to live, gets in sight of winning gold. Inge (89) has used table tennis to train her way out of the dementia ward she committed herself to. Australian legend Dorothy deLow is 100, and finds herself a mega celebrity in this rarefied world and Texan Lisa Modlich, a new-comer at 85 years old, is determined to do whatever it takes to win her first gold. This film is as much about the tenacity of the human spirit as it is a meditation on mortality.
Ping Pong: Never Too Old For Gold.