Infinite Football

Dokus
Independent
| 73
Romanian
| German

Corneliu Porumboiu, master of Romanian low-key cinema, once again addresses questions about freedom and law. The protagonist of his documentary wants to revolutionise football. After a drastic injury in the 1980s, Laurențiu Ginghină decided to change the rules of the world's most popular sport. A Romanian government employee in his 40s, Ginghină locates the causes of his injury in the rules and speed of the sport, making an argumentative arc from physics to philosophy. "This quiet, small-scale doc by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu sparkles with world-historical implications." (newyorker.com) "The purest and funniest moments I've seen in any film at the Berlinale." (Screen Anarchy)