It’s a wrap on Moser - Scacco al tempo
by Camillo De Marco
- Nello Correale has finished shooting an unusual portrait of the life and career of a great cycling champion in Trentino
Filming has wrapped up on Moser - Scacco al tempo in Trentino, a film by Nello Correale. The crew shadowed Francesco Moser, the Italian cyclist with a record number of wins to his name, in order to capture an unedited portrait of the champion and a small village community in Trento, where he was born and always returns (preliminary trailer and photographs are available here).
"A crew shadowed Francesco Moser for nearly a year in order to tell the story of a man, his family, the community of Palù di Giovo and his exceptional human adventure. A no-holds-barred portrait of the great champion who tells the story of his life and career in an unexpected way," explains director Nello Correale. An exceptional human adventure that documents the deep bond between a cycling legend and his land, as well as the achievements of Merckx, Saronni, Hinault. A story that will appeal to everyone, not just cycling enthusiasts.
Nello Correale, author, director and screenwriter, wrote and directed his first film, Oltremare, in 1997. He has also collaborated on many screenplays including Journey of Hope by Xavier Koller, Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1991. He has written and directed numerous documentaries for national and international broadcasters, including I ragazzi della Panaria nominated for a David di Donatello award in 2005, Wolf on the Drum for Kazakh Film (the first Italy/Kazakhstan co-production) and La voce di Rosa - Rosa Balistreri la cantatrice di Licata. He has also planned and directed the International Border Cinema Festival (Sicily-Marzamemi) since 2000.
Moser - Scacco al tempo was produced by Filmwork and Tipota Movie, in collaboration with Michelangelo Film, with the support of Trentino Film Commission, Apt Trento, Monte Bondone, Valle dei Laghi, and with the contribution of Banca Mediolanum, Barilla and Enervit spa. Filming took place in Italy and France. The release is scheduled for the beginning of 2018.
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