Le Mans ’66 – The great challenge, the film dedicated to the battle between Ford and Ferrari in the classic Circuit de la Sarthe in the Sixties, he has scored four Oscar nominations, including one, maura strange, as the Best Film of the year 2019. The film will also figure in the five of the films in the running for three categories of techniques: this is the best editing, best sound and best sound effects editing.
As Ford was as an outsider in the world of racing and the duration of the Sixties, also Le Mans ’66 – The great challenge is to fight in the category of Best Film with a series of films acclaimed by the critics. The jury of the Academy have also selected The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little women, the Story of a marriage, in 1917, There once was a… Hollywood and Parasite, south Korean movie that has scored six nominations.
The film directed by James Mangold traces the genesis of the successful burning of Ford at the Circuit de la Sarthe 53 years ago, when the house of the Blue Oval was able to stop the domination of Ferrari , thanks to a car performing very well, the GT40 MK II, the entry in the history of racing. The protagonists of Le Mans ’66 – The biggest challenge are Matt Damon, in the role of Carroll Shelby, the designer and ex-pilot called by Henry Ford II to develop the car, and Christian Bale in the role of Ken Miles, an eccentric but talented inspector.