If you thought we'd gone at got too big for our boots after bagging a couple of awards and booking a screening in China's 80,000 seater Beijing National Stadium, you'd be dead wrong. That's because we're bringing our film, The Lord of Milan back to Nottingham for a screening at Broadway Cinema this Wednesday 4 July at 8.45 pm. The feature length documentary tells the story of Herbert Kilpin who, after being born on Mansfield Road in 1870 and working at the Adams Building in the Lace Market, moved to Italy in the 1890s and founded European football giants AC Milan.
Inspired by Nottingham author Robert Nieri’s - who also appears in the film - novel of the same name, The Lord of Milan features former AC Milan players Daniele Massaro, Giovanni Lodetti, Luther Blissett and Mark Hateley (whose father Tony Hateley also played for Notts County). As well as covering Kilpin's life and the birth of I Rossoneri, the film also follows the journey of AC Milan historian Luigi La Rocca and his friends Pierangelo Brivio and Enrico Tosi as they make a pilgrimage to Herbert’s old haunts in Nottingham.
It still amazes me to think that scruffy old house on Mansfield Road gave birth to the man who created a football team as legendary as AC Milan.”
The film was co-directed by LeftLion founder Jared Wilson and NTU student Georgianna Scurfield. Jared said, “When we first started making this documentary we had no idea that it would end up in cinemas, let alone showing out there in China! Nottingham has an unbelievable history and it still amazes me to think that scruffy old house on Mansfield Road gave birth to the man who created a football team as legendary as AC Milan.”
As well as showing at Broadway Cinema, The Lord of Milan also has screenings at The Phoenix Cinema in London, HOME in Manchester and at the Beijing National Stadium in China as part of the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs festival.
The Lord of Milan is screening at Broadway Cinema on Wednesday 4 July at 8.45pm