Directed by: Marco Pontecorvo

in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Italian with Eng Subs
Biopic, Drama

PLOT : In the backdrop of the 1950s, a time when impairments often led to loss of employment and social exclusion, Antonio Maglio, a visionary physician and manager at INAIL, dared to challenge the status quo. He staunchly believed in the transformative power of sports as a vital tool for rehabilitation. Maglio's idea was nothing short of revolutionary: he envisioned the fusion of the 1960 Olympics with an international tournament. This ground-breaking event aimed to liberate disabled individuals from the shadows, showcasing their remarkable abilities on the global stage for the very first time.

Marco Pontecorvo. Renowned director and cinematographer Marco Pontecorvo has primarily made his mark in the realm of Italian cinema, demonstrating his exceptional skills behind the camera. His expertise also extended to international productions, with a notable contribution to HBO's "Rome," a series shot in the iconic Cinecittà studios in Rome, Italy. Notably, Pontecorvo served as the director of photography for the inaugural season of the epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones," leaving his visual imprint on pivotal episodes such as "Lord Snow," "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things," and "The Wolf and the Lion." His work continues to be celebrated for its artistic brilliance and technical finesse, enriching the visual storytelling of the projects he engages with.

Length 1h 46min
Year 2022

Cast Flavio Insinna, Paola Minaccioni, Claudia Vismara, Francesco Gheghi,

Production Rai Fiction

  • Thursday, Nov 30
    7:00 PM
    Panel Discussion + Movie
    TIFF Bell Lightbox
    350 King St W, Toronto

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