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Football infini Corneliu Porumboiu

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Infinite Football

Questioned by the impassive Corneliu Porumboiu (12:08 East of Bucharest; Police, Adjective) in a Spartan office where nothing ever seems to happen, unambitious Romanian bureaucrat Laurentiu Ginghina declares, in his usual monotone, that he feels like Clark Kent/Superman. His superpower: when he has a free moment, he reveals his unshakeable will to change the rules of soccer. Curious, the filmmaker follows Ginghina on his adventures and many attempts, as unlikely as they are idealistic, to improve a game that is slowly becoming a kind of impractical lifesize foosball. A documentary fable full of searing deadpan humour about the paradox of idealistic souls doomed to repeat past mistakes, in spite of their best efforts. Clearly, there’s more than football at issue here.

Presented in collaboration with the Festival du nouveau cinéma

Football infini

  • Country : Romania
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : Romanian
  • Subtitles : English and French
  • Duration : 70 MIN
  • Cinematography : Tudor Mircea
  • Editing : Roxana Szel
  • Production : Marcela Ursu
  • Sound Design : Alexandru Dragomir
Filmography of Corneliu Porumboiu :

12h08 à l'est de Bucarest (2006)
Policier, adjectif (2009)
Métabolisme (ou quand le soir tombe sur Bucarest) (2013)
Match retour (2014)
Le trésor (2015)

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