BIFF 2020
ORIGINAL TITLE:
Palio
Storbritannia/ 2015/ 1 t. 27 min.
LANGUAGE:
italiensk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Gigi Bruschelli, Giovanni Atzeni, Silvano Vigni, Andrea de Cortes, Renato Romei
DIRECTOR:
Cosima Spender
WRITER:
Cosima Spender, John Hunt
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Stuart Bentley
PRODUCER:
James Gay-Rees, John Hunt, Francesco Melzi d'Eril
Horse racing Italian style

In Tuscany lies the town of Siena, which since the middle ages has been the home of the Palio - a horse race in which violence and corruption are as central as jockeying. PALIO focuses on Gigi Bruschelli who is two victories away from becoming the most-winning rider in the race's history - and on the people who want to stop him from achieving his goal. Structured like a classic sports drama, PALIO is an entertaining and beautifully photographed documentary filled with larger than life characters and exhilarating racing sequences.

 

Cosima Spender

Cosima Spender (Italy, 1972) Selection of films: WITHOUT GORKY (2011), DOLCE VITA AFRICANA (2008), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ELEGANT (2004)