Champions is a documentary in which the director follows the quests of his autistic brother Stéphane and his atypical friend Audrey. Born with an intellectual difference, Stéphane and Audrey want to prove to the world that they too can win medals. They found a passion in athletics competitions at the provincial and national levels and have now set their sights on the international stage. For three intense years marked by training and two championships, we follow them until the end of their ambitious dream, that of competing at the Special Olympics World Games in Dubai. Intertwining both the sports odyssey and the human portrait, this feel-good documentary offers an immersion into a fascinating world where athletes with an "intellectual difference" are at the forefront.

Director: Helgi Piccinin
Screenwriter: Helgi Piccinin
Cinematographer: Helgi Piccinin 
Editor: Juliette Guérin
Sound editor: Jérémie Jones
Sound designer: Benoît Dame
Sound mixer: Benoît Dame
Music: Pierre-Luc Lecours
Sound recording: Philippe Miquel
Actors: Stéphane Piccinin, Audrey Vincent

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  • H.264,


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