A new documentary by Arūnas Matelis is poetry in motion about the unique side of professional cycling, about the relationship between those, who lead, and those, who are ready to sacrifice themselves to help their teammates achieve the victory.
DIRECTOR AND SCREENWRITER
SCRIPT RESEARCHER AND CONSULTANT
Mark Olexa, Audrius Kemežys, Ivars Zviedris, Arūnas Matelis, Simone Rivoire, Valdis Celmins, Giordano Bianchi, Giacomo Becherini
with participating Vytautas Katkus, Paolo Beniti, Vincent O’Callaghan, Jose Luis Gonzáles
Studio Nominum / Lithuania
Arūnas Matelis, Algimantė Matelienė
Alberto R Lucendo
with participating Arūnas Matelis
Kostas Radlinskas (Colour grading)
Jonė Zakaraitė (Visual effects)
Stefilm / Italy
Elena Filippini, Stefano Tealdi, Edoardo Fracchia
DOK Mobile / Switzerland
Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi
Associate Directors / Belgium
Bram Crols, Mark Daems
VFS Films / Latvia
Dearcan Media / Northern Ireland/ United Kingdom
Deaglan Ó Mochain
Planet Korda Pictures / Ireland
SUICAFilms / Spain
Rafa Molés, Patricia Velert, Pepe Andreu
Kino Kontora / Lietuva
Warsaw Film Festival – Best Documentary 2017
Minsk Listapad Film Festival – Grand-Prix for Best Documentary 2018
Minsk Listapad Film Festival – Audience Award 2018
Lithuanian Filmmakers Union Award – Best Lithuanian Film 2017
Trieste Film Festival – Best Documentary 2018
National Lithuanian Film Awards – Best Documentary 2018
National Lithuanian Film Awards – Best Composer 2018
National Lithuanian Film Awards – People’s Choice 2018
Baltijos Banga International Film Festival – Audience Award 2018
Ulju Mountain Film Festival – Best “Exploration & Adventure” Film 2018
November 13th, TBA – Polo Del ‘900, Torino, Italy
November 14th, 6:00PM – Lab 80, Bergamo, Italy
November 15th, 8:00PM – Cinema d’Echallens, Echallens, Switzerland
November 16th, 6:00PM – Nordic Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
November 17th, 11:00AM – Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Kendal, United Kingdom
November 17th, 1:00PM – Laemmle, Monica Film Centre, California, USA
November 18th, 11:00AM – Greenwich Village, Torino, Italy
November 18th, 21:00PM – Visionaria Festival, San Gimignano, Italy
November 22nd, 8:00PM – Cinewil, Wil, Switzerland
November 26th, 8:30PM – Cinema Lux, Torino, Italy
November 27th, 8:30PM – Kino Rex, Thun, Switzerland
November 29th, 8:00PM – Kino Pathe Kuchlin, Basel, Switzerland
December 11th, 5:30PM – Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, Bilbao, Spain
71 minutes of heartfelt truth.
A film that changes your perception of victory.
A film that immerses you into its world from the very first seconds.
”A different world”, as the title says, invites us to look into another planet, whose rules, hierarchies and sacrifices, despite the popularity of cycling, are known by few people.
No caravans, no parties, no stars. Matelis perpetuates the other Giro – the one made of fatigue and sacrifice, of blood and clenched teeth. Wonderful.
At the end you almost want to cry — it’s the bravery that gets you.
Cycling is a world that Matelis knows thoroughly. For him it is much more than a sport or the subject of the film.