In a provincial city hall, a clerk is dreaming. After a series of unfortunate accidents, he searches of a better, more orderly, less violent world—in soccer, or, rather, in a newly-invented game, a sport simultaneously elaborate, rational, and improbable. Funny, sad and moving, this minimalist documentary keeps us captive in the world of a small-time clerk seeking to transcend his own limits. After The Second Game, Director Corneliu Porumboiu comes back to documentary and soccer—but if the first title was about our relationship to the past, this current one is about the potential of the future, about what we leave behind us for the coming worlds.
Festivals And Awards
Corneliu Porumboiu was born on September 14, 1975 in Vaslui, Romania. He is a writer and director, known for Police, Adjective (2009), 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) and The Treasure (2015).
Berlinale 2018. CPH:DOX 2018. Cinéma du reel 2018. ONE WORLD ROMANIA Human Rights IDFF 2018. CinéDOC-Tbilisi 2018.