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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PROGRAM

FRIDAY - 7.12.2018


LA FUERZA DEL BALÓN
16:00

LA FUERZA DEL BALÓN


(LA FUERZA DEL BALÓN)
Panama / 2017 / 60' / Alberto Serra
Spanish + English and Czech subtitles
Alberto Serra, director, producer and a former student of the Prague film school FAMU, shows in what many of football players in Panama have to deal with in order to be able play on a professional level and eventually represent their country. On a long and complicated journey there are many pitfalls and dangers. Can they ultimately overcome them and promote their country to the World Cup in Russia?
IMMER WIEDER GEHT<dbr/>DIE SONNE AUF
18:15

IMMER WIEDER GEHT
DIE SONNE AUF


(IMMER WIEDER GEHTDIE SONNE AUF)
Austria / 2017 / 105' / Dominik Thaller
German + Czech subtitles
What would you do if your favourite club had vanished and merged with a hated and loathed rival? That's exactly what happened over twenty years ago to fans of the SK Voest club in Austria. How did they respond? Well, they set up their own club, FC Blau Weiss Linz. The humorous documentary and its protagonists will tell us how they coped with the unexpected situation. And, together with Udo Jürgens, the famous German singer, they always find a minute to sing that "after all storms, the sun will finally come out."
TRIUMPH
20.45

TRIUMPH


(TRIUMPH)
USA / 2017 / 88' / Kreshnik Jonuzi
Albanian, English, Italian + English and Czech subtitles
Albania is not exactly a football superpower, but that does not mean there are no eye-catching football stories. The chance to get to the European championship in France in 2016 has elicited a wave of not only a football passion that has reached its peak in a qualification match against Serbia. The award-winning documentary shows how closely is football connected with politics and public meaning, in the Balkans and everywhere else.

PROGRAM

SATURDAY - 8.12.2018


TWO NIL
16:15

TWO NIL


(TWO NIL)
Czechia / 2012 / 104' / Pavel Abrahám, Tomáš Bojar
Czech + English subtitles
The biggest football match of the season is coming up at Letná football stadium, the Sparta against Slavia derby, while it is being televised all over the country, right now. However, twenty-two film cameras, do not take on to the pitch this time, but they closely monitor our spectators. They all came here to watch the same game while they are all different and funny characters, going through the match in his or her own way. Various levels of the stadiums are revealed n front of our eyes, which correspond to the various levels of today’s society.
IT’S ALL ABOUT FISH
18:45

IT’S ALL ABOUT FISH


(IT’S ALL ABOUT FISH)
Austria / 2017 / 70' / Wolfgang Zechner
German + Czech subtitles
A modern football fairy tale about how fish, not magic, and the Faroe Islands in 1990 gloriously won over Austria and determined the fate of other, not only football, generations. In a memorable match, the Faroe Islands managed to win 1-0 and since then, island’ s national team could come up with several such results, as not only the Czech Republic players remember.
KAISER
20:45

KAISER


(KAISER)
Brasil / 2018 / 98' / Louis Myles
Portugese + English and Czech subtitles
In the 1980s and 1990s, Brazil had a famous team full of football superstars. Players such as Zico, Socratés, Romario, or Ronaldo helped football to be upgraded from a sports discipline to the form of art. At that time, Brazil also had the best football player in the world who had not played a single minute of football in his life. Carlos Henrique Raposo, aka the Kaiser, grew up in Rio de Janeiro with only one dream on his mind, to get out of poverty and to become a professional footballer. Talent was the key ingredients missing, but the courage to follow his dream was clearly there…

PROGRAM

SUNDAY - 9.12.2018


EL EQUIPO DE MI BARRIO
16:30

EL EQUIPO DE MI BARRIO


(EL EQUIPO DE MI BARRIO)
Spain / 2017 / 56' / Rafa de los Arcos
Spanish + Czech subtitles
A story about survival in times of great football expenditure with almost no financial backing. A small Spanish club U.C. Ceares, located in the the city of Gijón, represents the true essence and value of the game, as the club motto itself says: "a small wallet, but the biggest heart". The tough struggle for survival brings people closer and more involved, as the club belongs to everybody!
Ultraslan - Avrupa
18:30

Ultraslan - Avrupa


(Ultraslan - Avrupa)
Turkey / 2017 / 90' / Ümit Uludag
Turkish + Czech subtitles
Ilker and Ibrahim are members of one of the largest and most organized global sports communities, Ultraslan. From football, through water polo to basketball for physically disabled, it is linked by one name, Galatasaray Istanbul. Huge passion and interest, it makes sense to their lives and everyday being. Until one day they try decide to go a little bit further and try to find out how this organization, which has no strict rules, works. Story of friendship, solidarity and meaning of home in at times alien country.
WIOSNA SMOKÓW
20:45

WIOSNA SMOKÓW


(WIOSNA SMOKÓW)
Poland / 2017 / 50' / Jarosław Wszędybył
Polish + Czech subtitles
Even in Poland football is the most popular sport, with more than six thousand teams meeting on a different levels every week. One of them is Brwinów Red Dragons, a team of many ambitious "footballers". They have a lot of qualities, but playing football is definitely not one of them. One day the ambitious Pavel, a fan and probably a future Arsenal manager, will appear on the scene, but even himself does not predict some of the obstacles.