Miami Program 1 - Tour des Legendes
WHERE DO YOU START WHERE DO YOU STOP
USA 2009 | HD 10min.
Dir. Patrick Trefz
A story of A to B to A to B by accomplished photographer Patrick Trefz. This film features Northern Californians from
TOUR OF LEGENDS/ TOUR DES LEGENDES
Netherlands 2003 | 16mm 68 min.
French, Italian, Dutch, Flemish with English subtitles
Dir. Erik van Empel
The film begins with an old newspaper article and a black-and-white photograph of sweating, mud-smeared cyclists. Erik van Empel takes us to the annals of the Tour De France: the yellowed magazines, scratched glass plates and damaged film footage that capture the history of the world's most beautiful race. Featuring legendary cyclists Gino Bartali, Louison Bobet and Jean Robic- the fate of a whole nation (Italy) was at stake during their heroic 1948 struggle. The few riders of that era who are still alive today describe the unforgiving circumstances in which the battle was decided. The old archival material, the fabulous anecdotes lead to a visually spectacular film that expresses the mythic character of bicycle racing. The film ends where it started: with the modern Tour de France. Is there any heroism left in today's media circus?
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