Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 - The Solitude Of The Athlete


"Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival in 1965, Kon Ishikawa explained that with Tokyo Olympiad, his spectacular portrait of the 1964 Summer Olympics, his aim was “to grasp the solemnity of the moment when man defies his limits, and to express the solitude of the athlete who, in order to win, struggles against himself. Several films at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest matched Ishikawa’s description of the concerns of his own work. Personal and profound, these films show sportsmen and women facing significant battles; the athletes struggles made to feel universal."

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