Saltar para: Posts [1], Pesquisa [2]

O blog do Fi

um português em Berlim

O blog do Fi

um português em Berlim

[ review ] Veloce come il vento - Italian Race

Filipe B., 04.07.16


Everyone knows that I don't like those Fast and Furious movies. So when I sat yesterday to watch this movie about racing cars I was like "hmm yeah ok". But then I was blown away by a movie full of everything that lacks in those: good acting, good writing and a powerful, strong, emotional message about a destroyed family. 

I defy you not to cry while watching the story of Giulia De Martino and her two brothers. The big one is a drug addict and the other is just a kid lost in the world, without a mother, without a father. So little and already learning how hard life is.

Inspired by a true story (I only knew this after watching), this film brings you the tale of a girl doing everyhing to win the Campionato GT in Italia, in order not to lose her house (if she looses, the house goes, in form of payment, to the only sponsor that financiated her races). To complicate even more the situation, after her father's dead, her brother Loris returns home to stay, bringing drugs and problems. But together they will find a way of making everything right...

Also with joyful moments, followed by powerful perfomances, this movie defys everything you know about the cinema italiano, bringing the way you see it to another level. And at the same moment showing that the european cinema is alive and way more functional than those blockbusters that America is producing every year (sorry but I had to say it!).

Veloce come il vento is not perfect. The ending could be better, indeed, in terms of closure. But you will not forget the face of Giulia so soon after you watch it. And it is now in fact one of my favorite italians movies... ever!