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November 14, 2013

Cinema Italian Style Opening Night Film and Party

Italy | 2013 | 96 minutes | Paolo Zucca

An international referee, a blind trainer, an untamed shrew, a revengeful shepherd and a dubious goalkeeper share the fate of the most disjointed soccer championship in the world.

Film: $11 | $6 Members
Film and Opening Night Party: $25 | $20 Members

Festival Pass: $100 | $75 Members (includes Opening and Closing Night parties)
Click here to purchase the Cinema Italian Style Pass.


Atletico Pabarile, the lamest team in the Sardinian third league, is humbled, as it is every year, by Montecrastu, the team led by Brai, an arrogant wheeler-dealer who is used to vexing Atletico´s peons because he is the biggest landlord in the area. The homecoming of young Matzutzi, who had emigrated, thoroughly shakes up the season, and Atletico Pabarile starts winning one match after another, thanks to the prowess of its new undisputed champion. The film cuts back and forth between the story of the two teams and the rising international career of Cruciani (Stefano Accorsi), an ambitious referee at the highest echelons of his profession, as well as the subplot in which two cousins playing for Montecrastu are involved in a feud linked to the archaic codes of sheep breeding. Matzutzi succeeds in winning the heart of Miranda (TV star Geppi Cucciari), the daughter of the blind trainer Prospero, while Cruciani gets involved in a corruption scandal which will land him the gutter: he is caught red-handed, in fact, and sentenced to be exiled to the hell of the Sardinian third league.


Opening Night Party at Hunt Club

Everyone loves a cozy neighborhood restaurant.  A local dining destination and just minutes from downtown, Hunt Club is a favorite Seattle restaurant and bar among residents and visitors alike.

It's a place for celebrations. A gathering place close to the hearts of folks who live here. With a warm, inviting atmosphere, and authentic, delicious cuisine, you'll always feel welcome here - and you'll want to keep coming back. Learn more about Hunt Club.

Hunt Club is located in the Sorrento Hotel
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$10 Event valet parking (or $5/hour) is available.


Director: Paolo Zucca
Principal Cast: Stefano Accorsi, Marco Cadau, Geppi Cucciari
Country: Italy, Argentina
Year: 2013
Running Time: 96 minutes
Producer: Paolo Zucca
Screenplay: Paolo Zucca, Barbara Alberti
Cinematographers: Patrizio Patrizi
Editors: Sarah Mc Teigue, Walter Fasano
Music: Andrea Guerra
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: Italian
HasSubTitles: Yes
International Sales: Le Pacte
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