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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2019 - 19.27 July

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Archivio Film 2019

THE CHAMPION

Category: Edition 2019

Synopsis
Very young, extremely talented, undisciplined, rich and spoiled, Christian Ferro is THE CHAMPION, a brilliant and unregulated soccer star, the new idol who attracts the attention of the supporters of a whole town and of the Serie A Championship. Valerio Fioretti, a shy and lonely man dealing with economic problems and a shadow from the past looming over the present, is the teacher chosen by the President of the soccer club when – after yet another stunt of the young goal scorer – he decides it’s time for someone to give Christian a little discipline. They clash with each other at first, but soon develop a deep relationship that will help both grow and change.

Original Title IL CAMPIONE
Category Out of competition
Section Masterclass Cult
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 105'
Production Year 2019
Nationality Italy
Directed by Leonardo D’Agostini
Screenplay Leonardo D’Agostini, Antonella Lattanzi, Giulia Steigerwalt
Director of photography Michele Paradisi
Editor Gianni Vezzosi
Production Design Alessandro Vannucci
Costume Design Valentina Taviani
Sound Marco Fiumara
Music Carratello, Ratchev
Main cast Stefano Accorsi
Andrea Carpenzano
Ludovica Martino
Mario Sgueglia
Camilla Semino Favore
Anita Caprioli
Massimo Popolizio
Produced by Matteo Rovere, Sydney Sibilia

 regista Leonardo DAgostiniLEONARDO D'AGOSTINI
He was born in Rome on 1977. He directed commercials, music videos and several short films, including "Smart!", (winner of the Arcipelago Festival 2004 and finalist at the Silver Ribbon Awards) and "Sangre de Perro", (finalist at the Silver Ribbon Awards 2007). From 2009 to 2017 he worked as an editor and screenwriter for TAODUE srl TV production company on several MEDIASET TV series such as "Il tredicesimo apostolo", "Il bosco", "Solo" and "Rosy Abate". "Il Campione" is his first feature film.

 

production
Groenlandia
(Italy)
www.groenlandiagroup.com

world sales
True Colours
(Italy)
www.trucolours.it

Italian distribution
festival contact
01 Distribution
(Italy)
www.01distribution.it