FOOTBALL IS A FILM


Football is a passion that has its roots in the Middle Ages and beyond. Football is a game that will not let you to stand alone. Football is a brilliant game for all generations, nationalities, races, beliefs or orientations. Football is full of artists, technicians, actors, shouts, fair and unfair people and others, the same as life is. Football is understandable to everyone, so stories told by football are and will be listened around the world. Football is a mirror to our society, while films we screen during the festival try to capture those similarities. Football is life and FOOTBALL IS A FILM.

The FOOTBALL IS FILM festival is organised by Football is Film Society, Football for Development Initiative and INEX-SDA organisation.

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2018

PROGRAM

FRIDAY - 7.2.2020


The Stadium
18:30

The Stadium


(The Stadium)
Czechia / 2018 / 72' / Tomáš Hlaváček
Czech + English subtitles
ČSFD | Trailer | Web
The documentary tells an extraordinary story of fan's devotion and dedication. The desire to save the beloved stadium led football fans and city patriots to an unprecedented manifestation of civil activism in an effort to change things from the bottom. The result of their efforts circled the globe and won the “The Stadium Business Awards 2016” in the “Sustainability & Community” category as the best project in the world!
THE OTHER FINAL
21:00

THE OTHER FINAL


(THE OTHER FINAL)
Holland / 2003 / 79' / Johan Kramer
English + Czech subtitles
IMDB | Trailer
It is June 30, 2002, and the World Cup final between Brazil and Germany is underway in Yokohama, Japan. Just 13,000 kilometers away, a match between the two worst FIFA football teams, Bhutan and Montserrat, is about to be played the same day. The story that football can do the impossible, bring together diverse cultures, people, and involve them all in things they never dreamed of. Who ultimately wins is not important as football is a truly universal global language that connects very different people and countries. Today, the legendary film of its genre is still a great testimony even after seventeen years since its inception.

PROGRAM

SATURDAY - 8.2.2020


Football for better or for worse
16:00

Football for better or for worse


(Football for better or for worse)
Sweden/Germany/UK / 2017 / 72' / Inger Molin
Swedish + Czech subtitles
IMDB | Trailer
Documentary about FC Rosengård, one of the best women’s football teams in the world. The film follows the team, on and off the field, in their daily lives and in their struggle to survive a difficult economic situation. It introduces us to the new life of Therese, the club’s new sports director, a former player in the team and an icon of Swedish women’s football. We see how she deals with becoming the boss of her old team-mates and how she handles the different tasks of her new position. We also witness the frustration of the club’s general manager at the unequal way in which UEFA divides up financial allocations between men’s and women’s football. And the concern of Marta, voted the best female footballer in the world for 5 years in a row, but with an uncertain financial future when she finishes her sports career. The documentary explores the inherent struggle of women’s football, as its conditions have a lot to do with the structures of our society. Perhaps in the end, it all boils down to a gender issue.
Maradona
19:00

Maradona


(Maradona)
UK / 2019 / 130' / Asif Kapadia
Spanish + Czech subtitles
ČSFD | IMDB | Trailer | Web
A captivating portrait of a "cursed genius", Oscar winner Asif Kapadia builds on his previous successful biographical films Senna and Amy and brings a unique insight into the privacy of Diego, a loving and flawed man who hid his humanity for most of his life under the guise of Maradona - the most famous footballer of all time.
Bobby Robson – More than a manager
22:00

Bobby Robson – More than a manager


(Bobby Robson – More than a manager)
UK / 2018 / 104' / Gabriel Clarke, Torquil Jones
English + Czech subtitles
ČSFD | IMDB | Trailer
In the summer of 1995 Bobby Robson was diagnosed with cancer and given just months to live. Miraculously, less than a year later Robson was managing the legendary FC Barcelona - their motto ‘More Than A Club’. But Bobby Robson was more than a manager. Via the Hand of God, Gazza’s tears and England’s greatest World Cup abroad to titles in Europe’s top leagues and a Barcelona treble, Robson overcame the most extreme challenges before a career like no other came full circle when he returned to ‘save’ his beloved Newcastle. This is the definitive portrait of one of sport’s most inspirational figures.