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Raise the Bar

Guðjón Ragnarsson

A girls' basketball team aims to break down cultural barriers. Their training program is intense and controversial, and they are led by an overqualified and unusual coach who constantly raises the bar. The team achieves remarkable results and the girls are becoming strong, independent, and are ready to change the world. But is the world ready?

Original title: Hækkum rána
Title: Raise the Bar

Director: Gudjón Ragnarsson
Script: Margrét Jónasdóttir, Gudjón Ragnarsson
Producer Margrét Jónasdóttir
Coproducer: Outi Rousu

Director of photography: Gudjón Ragnarsson, Tómas Örn Tómasson
Editor: Ingibjörg Ásmundsdóttir, Jakob Halldórsson
Music: Ragnhildur Gísladóttir
Sound design: Pietari Koskinen

Production company: Sagafilm, Netsamband
Coproduction company: Pystymetsä OY 

Lenght: 75 min
Production format: HD
Screening format: DCP
Scheduled premiere: 2021

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