Butterfly

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Italy | 2018 | 80 minutes | Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman

November 11, 2019

Cinema Italian Style

Follow the training regimen—and the struggles with newfound fame—of 18-year-old Irma Testa, the first female Italian boxer ever to qualify for the Olympics.

Producer Simone Catania scheduled to attend.

Only 18, Irma "The Butterfly" Testa has already become the first female Italian boxer ever to qualify for the Olympic Games. The Italian public is ecstatic—especially the folks back home in her hardscrabble Naples neighborhood. Butterfly follows Testa's intense training in preparation for the 2016 Games in Rio as she wrestles with new-found fame and its demands on her personal life, creating an intimate portrait of a talented young woman still finding her way.

  • Director: Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman
  • Principal Cast: Irma Testa, Lucio Zurlo, Emanuele Renzini, Ugo Testa, Simona Ascione, Anna Cirillo
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 80 minutes
  • Producer: Michele Fornasero, Simone Catania
  • Cinematographers: Giuseppe Maio
  • Music: Giorgio Giampà
  • Language: Italian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes