Football is God

Fodbold er Gud

Football is God explores the inextricable relation between faith and football, through following three fans of the legendary Club Atlético “Boca” Juniors in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Hernán is an intellectual intoxicated by a love for Boca, one which he cannot shake off. He finds himself torn between reason and his passion for Boca. A struggle that threatens to destroy him.

Pablo is a working class man who believes that the former Boca player Diego Maradona is a God. And Pablo harbours a burning desire to meet his God.

La Tía (The Auntie) is an old eccentric. She considers the Boca players her sons. The film follows La Tía on her pursuit of delivering a birthday present to her favourite player, Martín Palermo. The birthday present is a pair of boxer shorts, which she would like to see him try on.

Football is God is a film about football – and so much more than. It is a film about faith, passion and the need for being part of something bigger than one self.

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Title

Football is God

Original Title

Fodbold er Gud

Production Year

2010

Runtime

52 min

Crew

Director

Ole Bendtzen

Cinematographer

Henrik Bohn Ipsen

Editor

Niels Pagh Andersen

Music

Sanna Salmenkallio

Producers

Signe Byrge Sørensen & Anne Köhncke / Final Cut For Real

In coproduction with

Kaarle Aho / Making Movies

Awards

Nominated for Prix Europa 2011

Religion Today Film Festival 2012
– Winner of Grand Prize (the Religion Today Award “In the Spirit of the Faith”)

Religion Today Film Festival 2012

– Winner of Best Documentary & Special Mention from the Signis Award Jury

Dhaka International Short & Independent Film Festival 2012
– Winner of Best Documentary Award

Festivals

Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival 2010
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2011
Santiago International Film Festival 2011
The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City DOCSDF
Prix Europa 2011
ATLANTIDOC 2011
Cinefoot 2012
Religion Today Film Festival 2012
Dhaka International Short & Independent Film Festival 2012

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