Twice a year the Italian city of Siena goes crazy for the oldest horse race in the world: the Palio.

PALIO by Cosima Spender, is the thrilling story of a young ‘outsider’ Giovanni Atzeni keen to break in to the dangerous but lucrative race and the corrupt ‘insider’ Gigi Bruschelli who has manipulated the city of Siena for a decade. Their passionate and dramatic battle is an epic and cinematic tale of Italian life in microcosm.

Winner of Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature Editing at Tribeca Film Festival
Nominated for best Documentary Feature at Tribeca Films Festival
Nominated for a British Independent Film Award

Director: Cosima Spender

Written by: Cosima Spender
Produced by: James Gay-Rees, John Hunt
Edited by: Valerio Bonelli