A group of patients from Mental Health departments all around Italy, a psychiatrist, Santo Rullo as the team manager, a former five-man football player, Enrico Zanchini as the coach and a world boxing champion, Vincenzo Cantatore, as the trainer. These are the protagonists of Crazy for Football, the documentary by Volfango De Biasi about the first Italian national ‘futsal’ team to compete in the world championships for psychiatric patients in Osaka. A film dedicated to football as a therapy and salvation.
• David di Donatello 2017: Best documentary • Los Angeles – Italia 2017: Italian Cinema Today • Festa del Cinema di Roma 2016: Riflessi
The second season of Italia DOC is an exciting collaboration between UCL SELCS's Department of Italian and FilmItalia/IstitutoLuce, bringing to London an important series of free screenings of award-winning, contemporary Italian documentaries. All the films will be followed by Q&A sessions with the films' directors.