Hanna Heilborn (SE, 2015)

Ruth (Hanna Heilborn, SE/DK/NO, 2015)

Swedish cheerleader Ruth has been selected for the competing team within the club 'Twisters'. She loves cheerleading for its physical demands and great team spirit, but struggles with prejudices toward her sport. Ruth's family is ambivalent towards her choice of sport, but fully support her on her way to the national championships. A series of 6 documentary films about talented kids who are dedicated to their sport at a serious level. Through a child's perspective, each film tells exciting, dramatic and engaging real life stories from the world of sport with all the challenges it may bring, looking at the kid's relationships and issues like parental pressure, sacrifices, friendship and gender related issues. Shot in Japan, Russia, South Africa, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.


Basic information

Danish titleRuth
Other titlesSport Kids, Twisters
DirectorHanna Heilborn
ProducerMalin Hübner
Director of PhotographyAnia Winiarska
ComposerJonas Colstrup
Online release2015-11-23
Production countrySweden/Denmark/Norway
Duration27 min.
Production companyStory AB
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with ARTE, DR, NRK
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Hanna HeilbornDirection
Malin HübnerProducer
Monica HellströmCo-producer
Anita Rehoff LarsenCo-producer
Tobias JansonExecutive producer
Ania WiniarskaCinematographer
Jonas ColstrupComposer
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Tales about Sports Kids (23. november 2015)
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