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BUTTERFLY

Year 2018
Runtime 80 mins
Language Italian
Subtitles English Subtitles
Sep 23
5:30 PM Eau Claire 4
Surviving a broken home on the roughest streets of Naples, an 18-year-old girl spectacularly rises to become Italy’s first female Olympic boxer.

18-year old Irma "The Butterfly" Testa is Italy’s first female boxer to make it to the Olympics. It’s a remarkable outcome for a girl raised in one of the poorest, most crime-ridden neighborhoods of Naples. The more Irma succeeds though, the more fragile she becomes. After a crushing defeat at the Games in Rio, she questions whether boxing is her future. She wants to chart her own path, but must first take a hard look at her personal life which she has avoided for so long.

BUTTERFLY is a inspiring and engrossing, observational style documentary, following you through the day-to-day life of a young athlete and the challenges of balancing family life, passion, one's future and sport. Rated PG.

Countries

Italy
Festivals
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Director
Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman
Executive Producer
Cristina Rajola
Producer
Michele Fornasero
Screenwriter
Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman
Cinematographer
Giuseppe Maio
Editor
Giogiò Franchini, Alessandro Cassigoli
Music
Giorgio Giampà
Cast
Irma Testa