A bit of a long shot but did anyone see this at the Filmhouse? If so, was there a scene in it where the wheelchair-bound Bikila is visited by a blonde-haired Basil Heatley, who finished runner-up to Bikila in the 1962 Tokyo games? I was Basil in the film but suspect the director, Davey Frankel, may have cut my scene – and I’m unable to make it to the film to find out!
I looked up ‘The Athlete’ yesterday on mubi since I was seeing it today at the Cambridge Film Festival. I’m afraid your scene was cut in the version I saw…You were in the credits though.