Underwater – Federica Pellegrini: the docufilm about the great swimmer

Underwater – Federica Pellegrini is a docufilm to be released on 10/11/12 January at the cinema

The champion as you’ve never seen her before. Underwater – Federica Pellegrini, film directed by Sara Ristori, is a documentary about the famous Italian swimmer, if not the most important female swimmer in our country. After taking part in five Olympics and winning several medals over the course of her sporting career, Federica is here withdrawn in November 2021 during the Italian Winter Championships. Today it is told for the first time, addressing the present and the past without filters. In the documentary, in addition to Pellegrini, he is also present Matteo Giunta, trainer and boyfriend of the swimmer. Let’s take a look at the trailer!

Federica Pellegrini is the Italian swimmer who has won the most awards, an exceptional sports career. She is the first Italian Olympian in swimming (gold in Beijing 2008 in the 200 freestyle). A fairy tale, that of Federica Pellegrini, the “Divine”, which began with silver at the Athens Games in 2004. Illuminated by 53 international medals, of which 6 gold at the World Championships (eight times out of 8 on the world podium in the 200m)) and 7 to the Europeans. The record number of a career that ended last summer with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is impressive. For two years Federica Pellegrini has pursued this latest great sporting achievement. The perfect ending to an unrepeatable career: reaching the fifth consecutive Olympic final in the same specialty, the first woman in the history of swimming.

The plot | Underwater – Federica Pellegrini

Underwater – Federica Pellegrini tells a complex story, that of approaching the sunset of a long and successful career. Federica’s goal has always been to get to play the Tokyo Olympics and so it was. The way to get there, however, was anything but downhill. From this premise the story of this docufilm starts, which pushes us into the depths of this extraordinary athlete and unique woman, through her dramas and her difficulties, which have led her to be one of the greatest Italian sportsmen ever.

Underwater - Federica Pellegrini: the docufilm about the great swimmer

The original music of Underwater – Federica Pellegrini was conceived and composed by Samuel, extremely prolific author and composer, artist with numerous collaborations, frontman and co-founder of Subsonica and founder of Motel Connection, with whom he made two soundtracks. The documentary is directed by Sara Ristori and written by Valdo Gamberutti, Sara Ristori and Davide Savelli with Alessandro Caroni.

What do you think of this trailer? Were you excited about Federica’s farewell to sport? Let us know what you think!

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