[Ischia, 28 June 2017] Diego Armando Maradona and Naples at the Ischia Film Festival 2017. The most beautiful love story ever told. Alessio Maria Federici, at 11.10 p.m. in Piazza d’Armi in the Aragonese Castle of Ischia, will present his documentary “Maradonapoli”. IFF 15 will celebrate its “football night” telling how and how much Neapolitans love D10S. A father, a son, a lawyer, a science luminary, so different people but connected by Diego. A grabbing, moving and irresistible film. We are sure that the Piazza d’Armi will become a stadium, including chants and a few tears, 30 years after an unforgettable championship.
At the Terrazza degli Ulivi, at 9 p.m., you can watch “Crazy for football”, best documentary at the David di Donatello in 2017. An award that is better than the Champions League for a film about a group of psychiatric patients who fulfil their dream of forming a national team and take part in the category world championship in Osaka, Japan. Volfango De Biasi tells an epic, ethic and thrilling story without rhetoric. A mix of films like “Victory”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” and “For Love and Gold or The Incredible Army of Brancaleone”.
Football will be celebrated with short films too. “La squadra”, in Piazza d’Armi at 9 p.m., is about a refugee who hides in a van to cross the border between Italy and Germany, but who can not resist the temptation of listening to the 2014 World Cup final between Argentina and Germany on the radio. Comic and tender story of the, even excessive, unifying power of football.
Finally, “Parusia Napoletana” at 9.45 p.m. at the Casa del Sole: mute report of a Napoli football game, watched on the streets of the Spanish Quarter of Naples. Ten minutes of pure poetry, in the team’s light blue colours.