Out of competition films


Saturday 5 April 2014 10:30 am


by Juan José Campanella – Spain, 2013

(105', DCP, Original version with Italian subtitles)

Amadeo lives in a small, unknown village. He works in a bar, plays foosball better than anyone and is in love with Lara, although she doesn’t know it. His simple daily routine collapses down when Ace, a young man from his town becomes the best football player in the world. One day, he returns back to his hometown ready to take revenge because he was once defeated at foosball by Amadeo. Having his foosball table, his bar and even his soul destroyed, Amadeo discovers something magic: the players of his beloved foosball table can talk! Together, they will take an adventurous journey in order to save Lara, the village and become a competitive and proper football team. But, are there miracles in football? 


Juan José Campanella

After graduating from NYU film school, Juan José Campanella started his career in the US, working on TV series such as Dr House and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. He wrote and directed the films The Same Love Same Rain (1999), The Son of the Bride (2001), Avellaneda’s Moon (2004) and The Secret in their Eyes (2009), as well as the critically acclaimed Spanish TV series Vientos de Agua (2006). Campanella was awarded two Emmys for his work in the United States and has been nominated twice in the best foreign film category at the Oscars®, winning in 2010 for the film The Secret in Their Eyes, which also won a Goya for the Best Latin America film. 
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