“the best bike racing documentary since Jorgen Leth’s legendary Sunday In Hell”
Wonderful Losers: A Different World
more than just a documentary about the Giro d’Italia
Wednesday 8 May 2019 at 7.30pm
The Venue Cinema, Bishop Grosseteste University College, Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY
In the opening week of the Giro d’Italia and leading up to the Lincoln Grand Prix, Wonderful Losers is the perfect film for all cyclists.
This amazing film from Arunas Matelis was chosen to be Lithuania’s entry for Best Foreign Film and Best Documentary at this years Oscars.
Filmed over several years at the Giro d’Italia, Matelis and his crew joined the medic teams to reveal the unseen footage of the riders at the back of the race – the so-called “water carriers,” “domestiques,” “Gregarios” – who forego their careers and personal victories for the sake of victory for their team leader.
Its heroes are athletes undertaking the most difficult challenges, while remaining in the shadow of leaders, without the right to personal victory. Through their sacrifice, they pave the way to victory for the band’s stars, becoming a universal symbol of sacrifice.
This is the first time in over 40 years, an independent filmmaker has been allowed to film behind the scenes an exclusive insider look at the notorious and celebrated Italian Grand Tour Cycling race Giro d’Italia.
Lincoln Bike Night relies on YOUR support for the events and films we bring to Lincoln.
Wonderful Losers will only screen if a minimum of 50 tickets are sold by 30 April 2019.
If we do not reach this number of tickets sold, you will receive a full refund and the event will be cancelled.
Ticketing is supplied by Eventbrite and there is a small booking fee on tickets