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LIFE IS DEADLY – THE PRECARIOUS LIFE OF CESARE MALTONI
by Michele Mellara, Alessandro Rossi

Original Title: Vivere, che rischio

(Italy, 2018)

Cesare Maltoni was one of Italy and the world’s most important cancer research pioneers, specialising in the research of environmental cancers and tumor prevention, and creating the first hospice in Italy. However, there was more than one side to this extraordinary scientist, Maltoni was also a political man, battling for civil rights, a staunch communist and gay. This documentary constructs the image of Maltoni, the average man’s hero, a pioneer not just of science but of modern day thinking.

Festivals&Awards:

  • Biografilm Festival – Audience prize, Storie italiane, Bologna (2019)
  • Festival SiciliAmbiente –  AAMOD Prize, Best Doc, Palermo, (2019)
  • Festa del Cinema del reale, – Cinema del reale Prize, Best Doc Lecce (2019)