Wonderful Losers: A Different World
- Lithuania, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia, UK, Ireland, Spain
‘Giro d’Italia’ is one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, which includes “Tour de France.” It is a 23-day race through both the Alps and the Dolomiti. Director Arūnas Matelis has filmed this race for the past seven years, and focuses, not on the cup winners, but on the ‘gregario.’ They are the supporting members destined to be losers, and the director shows the life of these members who have sacrificed themselves for decades. It is a beautiful documentary shedding light on the real winners we don’t see every day. (Billy CHOI)
Matelis's 1st medium length documentary Before Flying Back to the Earth(2005) received many awards, like the Directors’ Guild of America and a European Film Award nomination. Wonderful Losers: A Different World is his 1st feature-length documentary.
- ProducerArūnas MATELIS, Algimantė MATELIENĖ
- Cinematography Mark OLEXA, Ivars ZVIEDRIS, Simone RIVOIRE, Giordano BIANCHI, Valdis CELMINS, Andrius KEMEŽYS, Giacomo BECHERINI, Paolo BENITI, Vincent O’CALLAGHAN, Arūnas MATELIS
- Script Arūnas MATELIS