The Champion (Il campione)



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Feb 21 6:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:Il campione
Program:Italian Film Festival
Tags:Comedy Drama
Release Year:2019
Runtime:105 min
Festivals & Awards:Best New Director - Nastro d’Argento Italy 2019
Villerupt Italian Film Festival - 2019
Annecy Cinema Italien - 2019
Lavazza Italian Film Festival - 2019
Shanghai International Film Festival - 2019
Website:Official Website
Director:Leonardo D’Agostini
Producer:Matteo Rovere
Sydney Sibilia
Cinematographer:Michele Paradisi
Screenwriter:Giulia Steigerwalt
Antonella Lattanzi
Leonardo D'Agostini
Editor:Gianni Vezzosi
Principal Cast:Stefano Accorsi
Andrea Carpenzano
Ludovica Martino
Anita Caprioli
Mario Sgueglia
Giorgio Ridarelli
Massimo Popolizio
Camilla Semino Favro
Giulio Maroncelli


Minnesota Premiere

Young, talented, unpredictable, wealthy and spoiled. Christian Ferro (Andrea Carpenzano) is The Champion, the raising star of Italian soccer, living a rebellious millionaire lifestyle that often lands him in trouble.

Exasperated, the team’s president assigns him a personal tutor and gives him an ultimatum: pass the high-school diploma and get back in line, or get out.

Valerio Fioretti (Stefano Accorsi), his tutor, is a shy and solitary professor, the exact opposite of the troubled player. Tensed at first, their relationship will soon change for the better.

Director Leonardo D'Agostini (Rome, 1977), has worked as an editor and screenwriter for numerous Italian TV series before making two shorts Smart! (winner of the 2004 Festival Arcipelago and Nastro d'Argento finalist) and Sangre de Perro (selected in the New Italian Cinema showcase at the Lincoln Center in New York and Nastro d'Argento 2007 finalist). The Champion is his cinema debut.

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