Irma “The Butterfly” Testa, a talented 18-year-old, is the first female Italian boxer to be selected for the Olympic Games. Butterfly is an intimate portrait of this determined athlete in the run-up to the games and thereafter, when she has more time to be with her best friend and family.
Alessandro Cassigoli and Casey Kauffman started working together in 2015 and have co-directed two feature length films. The Things We Keep (2017) was produced by Yuzu Productions with ARTE and Al Jazeera. It premiered at Italy’s Biografilm 2018 and won the Audience Award in the International Competition. Their second feature Butterfly (2018) was produced by Indyca and Rai Cinema, and premiered at the Festa del Cinema di Roma (Alice nella città).