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The Move of the Penguin

(La mossa del pinguino)
Italy 2013. Dir: Claudio Amendola. 94 min. Blu-ray Disc

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | The directorial debut of award-winning Italian screen actor Claudio Amendola is an affable, underdog sports dramedy cut from the same cloth as crowd pleasers Cool Runnings and The Full Monty. “Bruno is a 30-year-old man from Rome with a wife and an infant son. But he still hasn’t found his path in life. After his latest failure, which cost him most of his savings, he has an outlandish and bold intuition: he discovers the little-known winter sport of curling and decides to start a team, hoping to represent Italy at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. And so it begins, the march of the Assault Penguins, a rag-tag team ready to fight its way through a plethora of obstacles and improbable situations all the way to the podium” (Cineuropa). In Italian with English subtitles.