O FUTEBOL by Sergio Oksman 


Sergio and his father, Simão, haven’t seen each other for over 20 years. On the eve of the 2014 World Cup, Sergio returns to his hometown, São Paulo, hoping to watch the games with Simão, as they used to when he was a kid. It seems to be a perfect plan for a father-son reunion: a whole month together, their schedule based on the World Cup calendar. But as the days go by, their relationship starts to wander into unknown territory and their pact to watch the entire tournament together turns into a dangerous ritual…

Festival participations: Locarno IFF (competition), Pravo Ljudski FF, Valdivia IFF (competition), Dok Leipzig, Doclisboa (competition), Filmer a tout Prix (competition), L’Alternativa: Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona (competition), Mar del Plata IFF (competition), RIDM (competition), Seville EFF (competition) Viennale, Warsaw FF (competition), Havana IFF, Porto/Post/Doc, Trancinema FF, Festival dei Popoli (Best Feature Leght Documentary), Göteborg IFF, Havana IFF, Trancinema FF, 2morrow FF, Docpoint Helsinki/Tallin, Tromso IFF, Göteborg IFF, Ficunam, Festival Intl de Cine de Cartagena de Indias, True False FF, 11mm – Intl Football FF Berlin, Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes, Cinema du Reel, Vilnius FF, IFF of Uruguay, Mediteran FF (special mention of the jury) a.o.


“One of the most dazzling, enigmatic and perfect filmic works of the year.” – El Mundo

“Movies like ‘O Futebol’ not only makes us love cinema, but help us understand why we love it” – El Mundo

“Sports movies rarely cut this deep” – indiewire


Simão Oksman / Aílton Braga / Sergio Oksman

Director: Sergio Oksman / Screenplay: Carlos Muguiro, Sergio Oksman / Cinematography: André Brandão / Editors: Carlos Muguiro, Sergio Oksman / Sound recordist: João Godoy, Vitor Coroa / Sound editor and mixer: Eduardo G. Castro / Post-production: José Fontes / Executive producers: Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles, Sergio Oksman / Produced by Dok Films, TVE, Canal Brasil

Original title: O Futebol / shot with Red One / colour / 70 min / 1:1,85 / 5.1 / available on DCP and H264 file with English or Spanish subtitles / original language Portoguese /  Spain, Brazil 2015