Pistons, Passions, Pleasures – A Sicilian Dream

BBFC Classification: PG - Parental Guidance
Year: 2015
Director: Philip Walsh ba
Performers: Alain de Cadenet, Fran
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 1 hr 14 min
BBFC Advice: Mild bad language, references to motor racing fatalities

Patricia CrawfordFilm

This is a documentary about the Tara Florio, the world’s oldest sports car racing event, which was held in Sicily from 1906 to 1977.  This is a beautiful film that brings together the man, the race and island.  It takes us into the drama of the Belle Epoque and the mountains and villages of a striking Sicilian landscape.  It takes us into the thrills of an era defining race that’s too dangerous to run today, and into the hearts of the people who remember….. and it tells of Vincenzo Florio – the philanthropist dreamer – who started it all, at his own expense….