We are thrilled to announce our Opening Night selection: The Champion (Il campione). A beautifully balanced blend of the spectacular and the intimate, this stunning debut starring Stefano Accorsi delivers a moral lesson that is both identifiable and moving.
Tickets on sale and full programme announced Wednesday 21st August!
Read on for more information about the opening night selection, PLUS, a special offer to seeDogman, one of the hits of last year’s Festival and the winner of 9 David di Donatello Awards including Best Film & Director, which returns to cinemas later this month.
Opening Night | The Champion
The Champion follows Christian (Andrea Carpenzano, Boys Cry, LIFF18) a young superstar striker for Roma whose childhood growing up in a rough area of Napoli is a far cry from the millionaire lifestyle he is now living.
Christian’s determination to prove that his rebellious roots remain, lands him in trouble time and time again, until he is given an ultimatum: get in line, or get out.
Enter Valerio (Stefano Accorsi, The Italian Race, LIFF16) a tutor enlisted to help the troubled player in school. But Christian’s world of fame and Ferraris clashes with Valerio’s humble circumstances, bringing forth conflicts that are seemingly insurmountable.
“Per me è una bellissima storia d’amicizia.”
|Opening Night Gala | Save The Date!|
|Sydney 17th September|
Melbourne 19th September
Canberra 24th September
Brisbane 25th September
Byron Bay 26th September
Adelaide 1st October
Perth 2nd October
Hobart 17th October