Media Room

Ping Pong

Screenings

Sun, Apr 29 4:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

Not Available

Wed, May 2 1:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

Not Available

Sun, May 6 1:15 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Not Available


76 minutes | UK  | (Subtitled) English German Mandarin Japanese  | World Premiere | Rating: G


Pensioners from across the world meet in Inner Mongolia to compete in the over-80s table tennis championships. Eight octogenarian players with 703 years between them take us through the world of veteran sports. Terry, 81, has been given a week to live but remains determined to beat the odds and has his sights firmly set on winning gold. Inga, 89, has used table tennis as a means to fight her way out of the dementia ward she committed herself to. The portrait of these eight determined characters from all over the world takes us from their lives back home, with training schedules that rival athletes a quarter of their age, to the fiercely competitive arena and what is possibly their last chance for glory. A true story of the power of the human spirit, Ping Pong offers funny, moving and inspiring stories of battling it out on the table. Charlotte Cook

Screening with The Record Breaker.

Co-Presented with Co-presented with [Canadian Sport Film Festival](http://www.sportfilmfestival.ca/).


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Hugh Hartford

Producer(s)
Anson Hartford

Executive Producer(s)
Maxyne Franklin
Beadie Finzi

Writer(s)
Hugh Hartford
Anson Hartford

Cinematographer(s)
Anson Hartford

Editor(s)
John Mister

Composer(s)
Orlando Roberton

Sound
Daniel Chu Owen

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