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The documentary Paperman, produced by Metropolis Produzioni and directed by Domenico Zazzara was chosen in the official selection of documentaries in competition at the Manchester Film Festival 2021.

The festival takes place in the city of Manchester from March 11th to 14th 2021 with four different sections. It is with great satisfaction that Metropolis announces the participation of the documentary at the important festival in the homecountry of the artist James Lake. At this link you can find a trailer of the 2021 edition.

Paperman | Synopsis:

When James was 17, he lost his leg due to bone cancer. Closed in his bedroom, unable to move, he found in cardboard the ideal material to express his everyday life and pain. Cheap, light and easy to obtain, cardboard was for James the only material he decided to work with since then. Today James is 44, his cardboard sculptures continue to talk about human fragility and pain, but something has interrupted his routine: James has been invited to The International Biennial of paper art in Lucca, Italy, and he will travel abroad for the first time. “Paperman” is a story of redemption, the life of an artist, an extraordinary man who faces a challenge that could change his life. For the first time James will deal with a monumental cardboard sculpture, the artist will have to confront new experiences, discovering paper artists, traditions, innovation and sustainability, making art a bridge between cultures.

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