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Vor der Kür (AT) | ©IT WORKS! Meiden GmbH
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Documentary Feature | 2020-2024 | Docu, Sport | Germany
The project "Vor der Kür / Ice Aged (aka Ice Age - The Dream Begins)" has been editorially approved, but continues to be regularly reviewed, updated and supported through to release by our editors. Please inform us of missing, false or outdated data.

Brief synopsis

An alpine village, 34 nations. 652 women and men take their life out onto the ice.

Alexandra Sell’s documentary ICE AGE – THE DREAM BEGINS is about the world’s enthusiasm for figure skating – even at an old age! For „best-agers“, ice skating is a last and better-late-than-never chance to revive childhood dreams. And to do this, contenders accept all conditions! But why?

For one year, ICE AGE – THE DREAM BEGINS accompanies elderly sportsmen and women from all round the world at their local ice rinks and in unstinting training before their great and rousing performances to hundreds of spectators at the World Championship of Hobby Figure Skating. A joyous documentary that points a middle finger at old age, illness and one’s own mortality.

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Post production supervisorRenè Hendel
Director of photographyAlexandra Sell
Director of photographyMarina Kielmann
camera on ice
camera on ice
Director of photographyMartin Farkas
2nd unit dopSophie Krabbe
1st assistant cameraSophie Krabbe
Arri Amira; Sony A7S III; Sony A7 III
Arri Amira; Sony A7S III; Sony A7 III
DirectorAlexandra Sell
1st AD (local system)Sophie Krabbe
Music supervisorJens Quandt
ProducerAnnekatrin Hendel
Assistant-/ junior-producerJennifer Egen
Line producerHeike Günther
ScreenwriterAlexandra Sell
Production sound mixerAntje Volkmann
Production sound mixerJesús Casquete González
Production sound mixerNic Nagel
Sound re-recording mixerMichael Kaczmarek

Production companies

It Works! Medien GmbH [de]
BR Bayerischer Rundfunk [de]
RBB - Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg [de]
Arte [de/fr]

Distribution / Sales companies

Majestic Filmverleih GmbH [de]


Sound (Postproduction)K13 Studios Berlin (formerly K13 Kinomischung)