Crazy for Football (OmeU) June 20 & 21 w/Q&A
Documentary by Volfango De Biasi · 87 mins · Italy, 2016
OmeU – Italian with English subtitles
Tuesday June 20 & Wednesday June 21 at 20.00h:
In presence of the director and scriptwriter!
The documentary focuses on a group of patients coming from many mental health departments throughout Italy, a psychiatrist (Dr. Santo Rullo) as sports director, a former five-a-side football player (Enrico Zanchini) as coach and a world boxing champion (Vincenzo Cantatore) as athletic trainer. The film begins with the selection of the group of 12 who will join the retreat and eventually will reach the most coveted tournament, the World Championship. It is a film where players and not their illness are the protagonists, with the scope of fighting the prejudice that surrounds those suffering from mental illness. Motion as an antidote to the static, therefore football as a saving therapy, a condition that makes everyone feel equal.