THE FESTIVAL

 
Thinking Football Film Festival 2017

SCHEDULE

  • 11:00
Screening of Sunakali

Screening of Sunakali

Screening of the Nepali film “Sunakali” (2014) by Bhojraj Bhat, winner of the 2016 edition of the festival.

Screening only for students, closed to the public.

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  • 19:00
Festival Opening

Festival Opening


  • 19:00
Inside a Volcano

Inside a Volcano

Iceland, 2016, Saevar Gudmunsson

This is the incredible story of the golden generation in Icelandic football. A close-up and personal view of a team that made the world turn its gaze in their direction when it became the smallest nation ever to reach the finals of a major football championship.

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  • 18:00
Sommeren 92

Sommeren 92

Denmark, 2017, Kasper Barfoed

A Danish fiction film that tells the story of the heroic deeds of the Danish national team at Euro 1992, which it won despite entering the finals after the disqualification of Yugoslavia just two weeks before the start of the tournament.

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  • 20:00
Due piedri sinistri

Due piedri sinistri

Italy, 2015, Isabella Salvetti

In a Rome neighbourhood, twelve year-old Mirko is playing football with his friends. When the ball runs off the playing field, he talks to Luana who is sitting behind a wall. They agree to go for a drink, but everything goes wrong when Mirko sees her wheelchair.

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  • 20:00
You’ll never walk alone

You’ll never walk alone

France, 2016, Stéphane Grodet

Clarisse is about thirty and is a drug addict. Her addiction is Olympique de Marseille. It is time for rehabilitation.

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  • 20:00
Alen do Cosmos

Alen do Cosmos

Spain, 2017, Pedro Pablo Alonso

Alén do Cosmos (Beyond the Cosmos) narrates the journey of Santiago, a Galician, who emigrated to New York at the end of the 60s, where he began to study thanks to a university sports scholarship and ended up making a living as a football player in the legendary New York Cosmos team, alongside stars such as Pele, Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto and Johan Cruyff.

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  • 18:00
Barba, Cabello e Bigode

Barba, Cabello e Bigode

Brazil, 2016, Lucio Branco

Afonsinho, Paulo Cézar Caju and Nei Conceição started their careers in football in the mid-1960s, a historic time of severe political repression in Brazil.

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  • 20:00
Sur la touche

Sur la touche

France, 2014, Hortense Gélinet

Samir is a fan of Paris Saint Germain. This irritates his girlfriend, Anna. But she changes her opinion one day when he convinces her to accompany him to the stadium.

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  • 20:00
Inside Haíti

Inside Haíti

Haíti, 2017, Benoit Do Quang

The Haitian national team qualified for the Copa América Centenario. Made up mostly of non-professional players, it was without doubt the most modest team in the tournament. In addition, in the group that it was picked to play in, it would face Brazil.

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  • 18:00
I Love Hooligans

I Love Hooligans

The Netherlands, 2013, Jan-Dirk Bouw

A football hooligan feels unconditional love for his club.

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  • 18:00
Bounce

Bounce

USA, 2015, Jerome Thélia

From Brazilian slums to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish islands to modern football fields, BOUNCE explores the little-known origins of sports played with a ball.

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  • 20:00
Saturday

Saturday

United Kingdom, 2014, Mike Forshaw

On April 15, 1989, some 24,000 Liverpool fans travelled to Sheffield to watch a football match. 96 men, women and children never returned.

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  • 20:00
Matthews

Matthews

United Kingdom, 2017, Ryan Scott Warren

Unanimously regarded as one of the best football players in history, Sir Stanley Matthews retired from professional football at the age of 50.

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  • 18:00
Club Frontera

Club Frontera

USA, 2016, Chris Cashman

Club Frontera tells the brief but intense story of Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles (the Xolos) in the Mexican League, which has had an enormous impact on the famous Mexican city.

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  • 20:00
Celtic Soul

Celtic Soul

Canada, 2016, Michael McNamara

The Canadian actor, screenwriter and director Jay Baruchel has a passion, football, and an obsession, Celtic.

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  • 18:00
FC Roma

FC Roma

Czech Republic, 2016, R. Kohoutová, T. Bojar

Last season a new team joined the lowest level of the Czech football league. FC Roma is a D??ín-based district club made up primarily of players of Roma origin.

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  • 20:00
The Pass

The Pass

United Kingdom, 2016, Ben A. Williams

Jason and Ade, two nineteen year-olds, are Academy players at a famous football club in London. Team-mates and friends since they were eight years old, they have been called up to make their first team débuts in the Champions League.

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USEFUL INFORMATION

Sala BBK

As in previous editions, all of the films at the festival will be screened at Sala BBK. Entry to the festival is free until full capacity is reached.

  •    Gran Vía Diego López de Haro, 19.
           48001 Bilbao, Bizkaia
  •   www.salabbk.es
  •     944 058 824
  •   Metro Moyua o Abando

Meliá Bilbao

The Hotel Meliá Bilbao is the hospitality sponsor of the festival.

  •    Leizaola Lehendakariaren Kalea, 29
           48001 Bilbao, Bizkaia
  •   www.melia.com/bilbao
  •     912 764 646
  •   Metro Indautxu

CONTEST

Film Laburen Lehiaketa

In collaboration with Loraldia and the exclusive sponsorship of Euskaltel, the Thinking Football Film Festival will shortly announce a competition for video creation projects in Basque. All of the information you need will be on this page.

NEWS

PREVIOUS EDITIONS

PRESS

This is the official presentation video of the 2017 edition of the Thinking Football Film Festival which you can insert from Youtube.

The following links have files that you may find useful:

If you would like more information, you can write to us at the following address:
fundazioa@athletic-club.eus

  • Sala BBK
  • Euskaltel
  • BCD Travel
  • Melia Bilbao
  • Comunitac
  • 11mm
  • Cinemania
  • Loraldia
  • Metro Bilbao
  • Panenka
  • Cinefoot
  • Libero
  • Off Side