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Italian Film Festival USA of KC: The Champion (2019)

April 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm CDT

Il Campione // The Champion by Leonardo D’Agostini

Plot:  Young, talented, and very spoiled, Christian Ferro is “The Champion,” a rock star of the soccer world. Valerio, lonely, shy, and burdened with financial problems, is the professor who is assigned to the young soccer star to help him pass his high school equivalency exam.
The two men could not be more different. But they will learn to lean on each other, generating a bond that will change them both.

Cast:  Stefano Accorsi, Andrea Carpenzano, Ludovica Martino, Anita Caprioli, Mario Sgueglia, Giorgio Ridarelli, Massimo Popolizio, Camilla Semino Favro, Giulio Maroncell

Length:  105 min

Genre:  Comedy/Drama

Awards:  • Best New Director (Leonardo D’Agostini), Best Producer: Nastro d’argento
• Nominated Best Actor (Andrea Carpenzano), Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi): Nastro d’argento; Best New Director (Leonardo D’Agostini), Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi): David di Donatello

Rating:  USA: no rating; Australia: M; Italy +13

About this Event

5:00 p.m. pizza and cash bar, 7:00 p.m. screening

Enjoy the local premieres of four recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films at the 2020 Italian Film Festival USA of Kansas City.

All films shown in Italian with English subtitles.

Sponsored by Volpi Foods and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Join us for beforehand for pizza at Café Sebastienne and make an evening of it!


Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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