- Thu 12 Nov 2020
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: M
- General $15.50
- Concession $13.50 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking essential
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
Set in the glossy world of professional, millionaire footballers in Italy, an extremely talented, unpredictable football player is given a personal tutor to help him in controlling his behaviour.
Set in the glossy world of professional, millionaire footballers in Italy, The Champion wonderfully pairs the talents of versatile veteran Stefano Accorsi (The Italian Race) with an extraordinary Andrea Carpenzano in this story of friendship, betrayal, and learning who to trust.
Carpenzano is Christian Ferro, a young superstar striker for Roma. Growing up in a rough
area is a far cry from the millionaire lifestyle he is now living, which has attracted party-animal friends from home as well as the return of his long-lost father. When Christian’s determination to prove to his friends that he remains rebellious lands him in trouble again, his coach gives him an ultimatum: get back in line and pass the highschool exam, or get out.
Enter Valerio Fioretti (Accorsi), who is enlisted to tutor the troubled player. But Christian’s world of fame and Ferraris clashes with Valerio’s humble circumstances.
Produced by Matteo Rovere and Sydney Sibilia, D’Agostini’s debut is a beautifully balanced
blend of the spectacular and the intimate, delivering a moral lesson that is both identifiable
and strikingly moving.
2019 | IT | 105 min | Dir. Leonardo D’Agostini | In Italian with English subtitles