CO-FINANCED BY: KUJAWSKO-POMORSKIE REGION, MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE FROM PROMOTION OF CULTURE FUND AND POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
BMW SPECIAL EVENT AT CAMERIMAGE!
Wednesday November 18th, 2015
STEP INSIDE A ROARING RACE CAR
AND WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE!
We sincerely invite everyone to the screening of No Limits: Impossible Is Just a Word (dir. Tim Hahne, cin. Julius Jacoby) that will take place during the 23rd edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE. The screening is set for Thursday, November 19th, 7:15PM, Documentary Room at Opera Nova, followed by Q&A with its creators.
No Limits: Impossible Is Just a Word
A Formula 1 driver, a two-time Indy Car series winner, an athlete, an innovator, a gold medallist at the Paralympics, but above all a man with a true champion’s attitude: that’s Alex Zanardi, the main character in the film No Limits, who lost his legs, but not his spirit, in an almost fatal crash at the Lausitzring in Germany in 2001.
His new adventure takes Zanardi to one of the most famous endurance races in the world: the Spa 24 Hours at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. He shares the cockpit of the BMW GT race car with two of the fastest men in the sport: ex-Formula 1 driver Timo Glock and touring-car champ Bruno Spengler. They form nothing less than an all-star team of race track pioneers that goes beyond limits and limitations. Never before has a handicapped driver competed in a 24-hour race on this level with able-bodied drivers.
The documentary covers the whole story, from their first get-together at BMW headquarters in Munich to the lights turning green in Belgium and the Iron Man with plastic legs limping into his racing car and changing seat and steering wheel with his teammate.
But for Alex Zanardi, even after the marathon race his mission is not over. Only four days later, he is eager to defend his white jersey at the Handcycle World Championship in Switzerland—an outrageous challenge, even for the man with no limits.
Q&A after the screening with director Tim Hahne and cinematographer Julius Jacoby.