94 min., German with English subtitles, 2019
Director: Lea Becker
Writers: Lea Becker, Jenny Bräuer
Cinematographer: Laura Kansy
Production: Jupiter_Fiction in co-production with ZDF kl. Fernsehspiel, in cooperation with University of Television and Film Munich, additional funding by FFF Bayern
Premiering at the Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2020, “A Perfect Run” is a portrait of three teenagers, all of them professional athletes. As members of German National Snowboardcross team, they all share the same goal: Winning medals for their country. During a long and hard winter’s season we follow the lives of Umito, Fillip and Celia at the boarding home in the small mountain village of Oberstdorf. Training camps, races, school exams and injuries. They master all of that – and puberty! How many sacrifices does it take to build a successful athlete’s career?