Candy: A Skater’s Mind

Candy: A Skater’s Mind follows skateboarder Candy Jacobs in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics. On her way to eternal fame, fate strikes.

Please note that this film is in English and Dutch, with Dutch subtitles.
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In CANDY: A SKATER’S MIND, Ruud Lenssen offers a revealing look into the world of Europe’s best female skateboarder: Candy Jacobs. He follows her during the period in which she, despite her insecurities and broken knees, is on her way to realise her Olympic dream. Skating is Candy’s life. Only on the skateboard can she be herself: she reaches a mental state in which she is optimally happy and completely at one with herself. She’s addicted to skateboarding, but that has a destructive downside. What happens to Candy when she can’t skate because of a serious knee injury? And how does she react when disaster strikes in Tokyo?

Ruud Lenssen, Netherlands, 2021, 65 min. Dutch & English spoken, Dutch subtitles.