OVER THE RAINBOW

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. 

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

 

 

For updates about the film and complete list of screenings please visit: www.overtherainbow.tv

 

Festivals:

Berlin Short Film Festival, July 2016

PINK APPLE filmfestival, Zürich April 2016

Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney, Australia, February 2016

Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Slovenia. December 2015.

NYC Independent Film Festival. October 12-18 2015.

MIX Copenhagen, Denmark. October 2-11 2015.

Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht. September 23-October 3 2015.

Festival Asterisco, Buenos Aires. July 15-19 2015.

Hot Docs Toronto. International Premiere. April 28-May 3 2015.

Roze Filmdagen. World Premiere. March 14-22 2015. Jury Award Best Documentary and Audience Award.

Other screenings:

Lantaarn Venster, Rotterdam. August 25 2015.

LUX, Nijmegen. July 29, August 2nd 2015. Tickets: LUX

' Hoogt, Midzomergracht festival, Utrecht. June 27. Tickets: http://www.hoogt.nl/

De Balie, Amsterdam. May 31. Tickets : http://www.debalie.nl/

 

All photography © Tara Fallaux