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80' 2018, HD, col, Italy

Directed by:Alexander CassigoliAndCasey Kauffman

Genre: Documentary film
Languages: Italian
Produced by: Indyca and Rai Cinema

Produced by: Michele Fornasero

Director of Photography: Giuseppe Maio

Editing: Giogiò Franchini and Alessandro Cassigoli

Music: Giorgio Giampà

Live sound engineer: Paolo Giuliani

Sound design: Matteo Bendinelli

Colour: Simona Infante


Irma Testa, at just 18 years old, is the first female boxer to arrive at the Olympics, an extraordinary result for a girl who grew up in one of the poorest and most underworld areas of all of Naples. The further Irma goes on her journey, the more fragile she becomes as a person, and so, after a crushing defeat at the Rio Olympic Games, she begins to wonder if boxing really represents her future. Irma has yet to carve her own path but first has to come to terms with her personal life which she has put on the sidelines for so long.

With the support of
Media Europe loves cinema

Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism

Rai Cinema

Film Commission Turin Piedmont


Busan International Film Festival – Mecenat Prize
Golden Globes in Italy for Best Documentary

Budapest International Documentary Festival - Fight for your dreams

Audience Award at Fidadoc in Agadir
Audience Award "Laceno d'oro", Italy
Best Film Award in the International category - TRT (Oran/Ankara, Turkey) * Jury Special Mention Molise Cinema


Dolce Cinema - Rencontres du cinéma italien
Jerusalem Anthropological Film Festival
Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival
Seattle Cinema Italian Style
Budapest International Documentary Festival
Athena Film Festival
Frameline (USA)
Alice in the City (Rome, Italy)
IDFA Luminous
TRT World (Besiktas / , Turkey)
Hot Docs (Toronto, Canada)
Dok Fest Münich (Germany)
Kerala International Children's Film Festival

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