OVER THE RAINBOW
Director: Tara Fallaux, Camera: Nicole Batteké, Editor: Suzanna Noort, Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen, Sound designer: Evelien van der Molen, Color Grading: Maurik de Ridder, Title Design: Sander Brouwer, Trailer Editor: Jelmar Hoekstra
After her mother passed away, Leny (82) finally had time to follow her dream of cycling around the world. She didn’t get further than New Zealand where she met the love of her life - another woman. Leny came out of the closet aged 68. Since then she has thrown herself into lesbian life, making up for lost time. Now aged 82 she is an inspiration to many, but is not getting any younger. She is determined to make the most of her remaining years.
A uniquely positive story about a woman coming out at a ripe age, yet without any bitterness about the past. She embraces her new sexuality with more vibrance and energy than many younger people might have. She does, however, have one regret.
Broadcasted on Dutch TV NTR 2015.
A selection of Festivals:
Berlin Short Film Festival. 2016
PINK APPLE filmfestival, Zürich. 2016
Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney. 2016
Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. 2015.
NYC Independent Film Festival. 2015.
MIX Copenhagen, Denmark. 2015.
Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht. 2015.
Festival Asterisco, Buenos Aires.
Hot Docs Toronto. International Premiere.
Roze Filmdagen. World Premiere. Jury Award Best Documentary and Audience Award.