Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist plus intro and Q&A with Matt Rendell 15

Tue 27 Feb, 8.30pm
★★★★ – Independent



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Director: James Erskine

Year: 2014

Duration: 96 mins

Certificate: 15

"★★★★ – Essential watching" – Total Film

★★★★ – Independent

A special screening of James Erskine's acclaimed documentary about doomed Italian cycling star Marco Pantani, with an intro and Q&A by ITV Tour de France commentator Matt Rendell, on whose book the film is based.

After winning the 1998 Tour de France cycle race, Marco Pantani was the biggest name in Italian sport, a national icon, loved by all sections of society. But within six years, he was dead. Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist tells the story of a great champion and his rapid demise, asking whether such an eccentric loner ever stood a chance in the face of the malign forces within professional cycling and Italian society.

We are delighted to have ITV Tour de France commentator and author Matt Rendell joining us to introduce the screening. The film is based on Matt's book, The Death of Marco Pantani and Matt is known - of course - as one of the best-placed and most insightful observers of professional cycling of the last 30 years. There will also be a chance to ask Matt questions after the screening.