”Good, entertaining and sometimes surprisingly candid„

                                                                                    Cycle Canada

”Si ricorda, si ride, ci si emoziona„

                                       Motociclismo

”A well told tale of a colourful bike racing character„

                                                            Motorsport Magazine

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THE STORY

MotoGP is a sport made of talented and dedicated riders, covered in all its aspects by the media. It’s the peak of the careers of ambitious men who worked hard to reach the top, but the path that they took to get there, especially at the start of their careers, is often uncovered or underrated. That ‘shadow’ often hides meaningful and romantic stories: it’s the case of Italian MotoGP legends Valentino Rossi, Loris Capirossi and Andrea Dovizioso, as well as young promises like Franco Morbidelli and Romano Fenati, who race in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes. What they have in common is the man that supported them during their first races, Guido Mancini, the unknown ‘guru’ that now, thanks to a 56-minute feature documentary directed by Jeffrey Zani, tells his fascinating story in front of the cameras and is brought once more together with his apprentices.

Getting his first taste of racing as an apprentice in the Benelli race department before becoming a tester and race for MotoBi, Guido Mancini is completely steeped in the traditions of excellence and innovation of the Italian racing scene. Over the last 30 years he has taught the basics of motorcycle racing to the most successful Italian racers of recent times, but his quiet and retiring demeanour means he's virtually unheard of outside of his immediate circle. 

This documentary is a fascinating insight into the humble beginnings of some of the biggest names in the history of the sport, the trials and tribulations they went through in their formative years of racing, and the influence of Mancini's guiding hands.

LA STORIA

'Il Mago Mancini' è la formula usata nel 1994 da Valentino Rossi per descrivere il meccanico che ha costruito la sua prima moto da gran premio, Guido Mancini, lo stesso uomo che ha accompagnato gli esordi di fuoriclasse come Loris Capirossi, Andrea Dovizioso, Franco Morbidelli e Romano Fenati

Pilota negli anni 70 e poi tecnico del motomondiale, il pesarese ha tramandato le basi delle competizioni ai più affermati talenti che l’Italia ha saputo esprimere negli ultimi 30 anni, restando nell’ombra fino a oggi. 

Dopo una lunga parentesi di silenzio e distanze, in questo film Mancini ritrova i pupilli che ha cresciuto e ripercorre con loro una vita fatta di altruismo e avventura, mescolati nella passione che ha messo in campo per trasformare delle giovani promesse in grandi campioni. Una favola dalla quale l'agonismo e l'artigianato più puri restituiscono una delle pagine più sincere degli sport a motore.

PROIEZIONI / SCREENINGS

8/9/2017

RIMINI, ITALY

Cineteca Comunale / via Gambalunga, 27 - 47921 Rimini

FREE ENTRY

26/6/2017

CATTOLICA, ITALY

Piazzale 1° Maggio - 47841 Cattolica

FREE ENTRY

25/6/2017

PESARO, ITALY

Piazza del Popolo - 61121 Pesaro

FREE ENTRY

17/5/2017

MILANO, ITALY

Deus Ex Machina / via Thaon di Revel, 3 - 20159 Milano

FREE ENTRY

6/5/2017

MADRID, SPAIN

Madrid Motorcycle Film Festival / Calle Luis Buñuel, 1 - Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid

16/9/2016

NEW YORK, USA
Motorcycle Film Festival / 
80 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn - New York 11249

PRESS / REVIEWS

CREDITS

Directed by Jeffrey Zani

Director of photography: Davide Farabegoli

Sound recording: Fabio Partisani

Color grading: Francesco Ciccone

Audio post production: Federico Tummolo
Artwork: Marlen McKey

Title design: Davide Pagliardini

Lenght: 56 minutes

Available in: DVD; download; streaming

Film festivals:

Motorcycle Film Festival (New York, USA, 2016)

Festival Internazionale del Cinema documentario

Marcellino De Baggis (Taranto, Italy, 2017)

Madrid Motorcycle Film Festival (Madrid, Spain, 2017)

                             

 

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