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Film INFINITE FOOTBALL opened this year's In Focus programme

In Focus, the programme of Sarajevo Film Festival which bring best new works of regional cinema, started today with the movie INFINITE FOOTBALL by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu.

They talk about the beautiful game, but for Laurențiu Ginghină, it’s not enough. Football must be modified, streamlined, freed from restraints; corners are to be rounded off, players assigned to zones and subteams, norms revised. In retrospect, Ginghină first realised that the rules of football were wrong when he was tackled during a game in his youth, in the summer holidays, on another pitch now covered in snow, but in Vaslui, not Bucharest. The tackle hit so hard it fractured his fibula; a year later his tibia broke too. On New Year’s Eve 1987, he had to walk home in the snow and no one helped him. Today he is a local bureaucrat with an uninspiring job, so it’s no wonder he prefers to talk about the game – his own version of it – to his friend, director Corneliu Porumboiu, who is always listening and asking questions, nearly always in frame.
 
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu 
Director of Photography: Tudor Mircea 
Editor: Roxana Szel 
Sound: Alexandru Dragomir, Osman Petrisor 
Producer: Marcela Ursu 
Production: 42 Km Film 
Contact: MK2 Films; www.mk2.com 
 
 
Corneliu Porumboiu 
2018 – FOTBAL INFINIT / INFINITE FOOTBALL
2015 – COMOARA / THE TREASURE
2014 – AL DOILEA JOC / THE SECOND GAME (dokumentarni film / documentary)
2013 – CÂND SE LASĂ SEARA PESTE BUCUREŞTI SAU METABOLISM / WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM
2009 – POLIŢIST, ADJECTIV / POLICE, ADJECTIVE
2006 – A FOST SAU N-A FOST? / 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST
2004 – VISUL LUI LIVIU / LIVIU’S DREAM (kratki film / short film)
2003 – CĂLĂTORIE LA ORAŞ / A TRIP TO THE CITY (kratki film / short film)
2002 – PE ARIPILE VINULUI / GONE WITH THE WINE (kratki film / short film)
2002 – POST TELEFONIC SUSPENDAT TEMPORAR / TELEPHONE NUMBER TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED (kratki film / short film)
2001 – LOVE... SORRY (kratki film / short film)
2000 – GRAFFITI (kratki film / short film)
Ruben Brandt, Collector closes this year's In Focus
SMUGGLING HENDRIX shown in today's In Focus
Blerta Zeqiri feature THE MARRIAGE shown In Focus
Adina Pintilie's film Touch Me Not shown In Focus
New film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan shown In Focus