the beautiful game a festival of soccer on film


A collection of films from all corners of the globe showcasing the round ball and those who love it.

Thursday 17 July - Sunday 20 July 2008

Single Sessions
Full $15, Concession $12

Weekend Pass
Full $65, Concession $55

From the boardrooms of Barcelona FC, via the backyards of Melbourne to the streets of Brazil, this program of films celebrates the sport and the culture of the beautiful game - soccer.

Collected for the first time in Australia, an eclectic range of features and short films that highlight the politics, personalities and action from the world's most popular sport.  

Program 1 - Thur 17 July 8.30pm  Unclassified 18+
107 Times (107 Mal) Felix Grimm & Kirstin Krüger, 1:40mins, Germany
Indirect Free Kick (Libre Indirecto) Juanjo Giménez, 10mins, Spain
George Best's Body Dermot Lavery & Michael Hewitt, 50 mins, UK
Maradona: Kicking the habit : Dermot Lavery & Michael Hewitt, 50 mins, UK

Program 2 - Fri 18 July 7pm Unclassified 15+
Well Played (Mal'oubeh) Kosay Hamze, 6:53mins, Lebanon
Bloody Footy Dean Chircop, 15mins, Australia
FC Barcelona Confidential Justin Webster & Daniel Hernández, 1hr 30 mins, Spain,

Program 3 - Sat 19 July 6pm  Unclassified 15+
Defensive Midfielder (Defensiver Mittelfeldmann) Kyros Kikos, 3:05mins, Germany
Ladies Night Roman Schaible, 2:52mins, Germany
FOOS: Be the Greatest Robert Ismert, 130mins, USA

Program 4 - Sat 19 July 9pm  Unclassified 15+
Klappling Heinz Geiger & Franz Wanner, 5:45mins, Germany
Two Giants (Zwei absolute Giganten) Carsten Knoop, 2mins, Germany
Sons Of Sakhnin United Chris Browne, 1hr 24mins, Israel, Unclassified 15+

Program 5 - Sun 20 July 6pm  Unclassified 15+
Beckham and the Battle with Argentina Dermot Lavery & Michael Hewitt, 50mins, UK
The Other Final Johan Kramer, 60mins, Netherlands

Program 6 - Sun 20 July 8.30pm  Unclassified 15+
Well Played (Mal'oubeh) Kosay Hamze, 6:53mins, Lebanon
The Barricade (La Barriera) Filippo Macelloni & Lorenzo Garzella, 5:10mins, Italy
The Name of  the Game Dragan Zivancevic, 2:21mins, Yugoslavia
Ginga: The Soul of Brazilian Football Hank Levine, 63mins, USA

For full program details click here

Thur 17 Jul 2008, 8.30pm
Fri 18 Jul 2008, 7pm
Sat 19 Jul 2008, 6pm & 9pm
Sun 20 Jul 2008, 6pm & 8.30pm
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