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"Credible and enjoyable both for the good screenplay and for the actors who are called to interpret it" - CLOSE-UP

Isabella has been on her own for just a few years, and lives a modest life in a working neighborhood of  Latina. She lives with her son Paolo, named after his father’s favorite soccer player, Paolo Rossi. Paolo, like his famous namesake, has a phenomenal left foot; Isabella is obsessed with the idea of him becoming a professional soccer player.

When she learns of a tournament that could give her son the opportunity to play before the most important Italian talent scouts, Isabella, blinded by this hope, falls prey to unscrupulous types in the world of youth soccer. In addition, she must reconcile problems of daily life as a single mother and problems of the past that still haunt her.

CAST: Claudia Gerini, Alessio Parinelli, Massimo Ranieri, Francesco Colella, Katia Ricciarelli, Alessio Vassallo, Alessandro Bressanello
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 106 min.
GENRE: Drammatico
AWARDS: • Nominated Best Actress (Claudia Gerini): Nastro d'argento
RATING: USA: no rating; MyMovies +13

TIMES: November 4, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time til 3:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on November 5
  ***US premiere***

  Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.


Salvatore Allocca was born in Rome. In 2011, his first feature film How to Find in the Right Way the Wrong Man debutted in theatres. He won the Best Director award at the Venice Film Festival for his short film The Trip.

Regarding his film Natural Lefty, Allocca said of the opening scene with Isabella: “she is in front of the net and that rappresents a woman trapped in a dream that became an obsession. Isabella wants at all costs that her son breaks into the world of soccer”.

DISTRIBUTOR: Rai Com, Via Umberto Novaro, 18, Rome