Fast-paced adventure film about a competitive athlete who discovers new sides to herself


Germany/Austria 2020. Director: Kim Strobl. Screenplay: Kim Strobl, Milan Dor. 85 Min. Fiction. German Original version. Released for audiences from 6 years of age. Recommended from 9 years of age.

Twelve-year-old Madison is obsessively training for track cycling to follow in the footsteps of her father, who is a professional cyclist. When she’s kicked out of the national team’s training camp, she flees to her mother, who is on vacation in Tyrol. In the mountains, she reluctantly swaps her racing bike for a mountain bike and discovers a completely different side of herself. While down-hilling with new friends, she realizes that sports without pressure to perform is much more fun. But soon Madison’s father is on the doorstep and she has to decide what she really wants.

Topics: Freundschaft, Leistungssport, Downhilling, Erwartungen, Emanzipation von Eltern

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Sat, Sept. 26th | 2:30 PM | Caligari

Single Tickets available from Sept. 17th

Guest at the Cinema: Director Kim Strobl
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Kim Strobl (*1982, Innsbruck) lived in London from 2002 to 2013 where she studied Film & Television Production and obtained a diploma in Advanced Directing. Afterwards, she worked as a producer at Passion Pictures. As a writer and director, several short films followed, which were shown at festivals worldwide and distributed internationally. The short film DANCING IN CIRCLES won the BAFTA Award. MADISON her first feature film. 


Filmography (Selection):
2019 MADISON | 2014 DANCING IN CIRCLES (Short film) | 2013 BOLT (Short film) | 2010 SPACE CADETS (Short film) | 2007 SUMMER BREEZE (Short film)