O Futebol

Sergio Oksman
| Spain
| 2015
| 68 min

Filmmaker Sergio Oksman reunites with his father against the backdrop of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, in his home-town of São Paulo. Having been apart for 20 years, they agree to watch every game of the tournament together. However, like their relationship, watching the games proves to be fraught with challenges – such as ‘watching’ a game from the car with no radio, outside a stadium. As the tournament unfolds, so does the pairs dysfunctional relationship and football’s place in their lives. O Futebol is a personal and poignant film about football and life, revealing that for many it’s where they first learn about life’s lessons of winning and losing, and the importance of embracing both.

Sergio Oksman
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