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IL KINO DOK: Crazy for Football w/Q&A (OmeU)
June 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We love doumentaries at IL KINO. That’s why we are starting a new monthly night at IL KINO, celebrating documentaries, followed by talks with filmmakers or selected speakers over the topic of the film.
Every third Tuesday of the month we will bring you a new, great documentary. The themes will range from social topics, politics, racial issues, art and more. The common thread is strong stories about important subjects and/or personalities.
This first night, we make a combo with IL KINO ITALIA, and bring you CRAZY FOR FOOTBALL, by Volfango Di Biasi, winner of the David di Donatello for Best Italian Documentary 2016!
Director Volfango Di Biasi and scriptwriter Francesco Trento will attend the screening and have a Q&A after the film.
ABOUT THE FILM
The documentary focuses on a group of patients coming from many mental health departments throughout Italy, a psychiatrist (Dr. Santo Rullo) as sports director, a former five-a-side football player (Enrico Zanchini) as coach and a world boxing champion (Vincenzo Cantatore) as athletic trainer. The film begins with the selection of the group of 12 who will join the retreat and eventually will reach the most coveted tournament, the World Championship. It is a film where players and not their illness are the protagonists, with the scope of fighting the prejudice that surrounds those suffering from mental illness. Motion as an antidote to the static, therefore football as a saving therapy, a condition that makes everyone feel equal.