Spain / Brazil 2015, 70 min, Portuguese, Hebrew & English subtitles
What could be more natural than a father and son, who haven’t seen each other in twenty years, spending a month watching soccer together? Director Sergio Oksman and his father Simão try to overcome the sense of estrangement that developed ever since Simão abandoned his family. As they watch the World Cup in Brazil, they try to focus on the game and avoid a heart-to-heart, but the need to grow closer wins out. The path to intimacy is long and steep, winding between childhood memories and countless questions with no answers. This gentle film takes place entirely at the edge of the football field, without really showing the games themselves. It follows the first, hesitant steps in a relationship between two strangers who happen to be related. Will they grow closer, or is it too late?
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