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INFINITE FOOTBAL - Corneliu Porumboiu

INFINITE FOOTBALL ★★★★★
Q&A with director Corneliu Porumboiu
Watch here: https://vimeo.com/415441238


Film streaming exclusively on CURZON HOME CINEMA from Friday 8th May 2020.
https://www.curzonhomecinema.com/film/watch-infinite-football-online

Infinite Football had its UK premiere at The 15th Romanian Film Festival in London,  in October 2019. After the screening, director Corneliu Porumboiu discussed the film and took questions with the festival director Ramona Mitrica and novelist, editor and scriptwriter Dr Mike Phillips OBE.

<<The documentary shot in Vaslui, Porumboiu’s hometown, focuses on the life and ambitions of local eccentric Laurentiu Ginghina, who dreams of reinventing the rules of football.  (...) The appeal resides in Porumboiu’s quietly persistent interrogation of his subject and the subsequent flowering of Ginghina’s theories and belief systems. He leaps with remarkable ease from football to Plato to Martin Heidegger to ancient Greek semantics. (...) Ultimately about the need “ to live in greater harmony”>>.  (The Times)

INFINITE FOOTBALL (d: Corneliu Porumboiu)
(2018 | Romania | Documentary | 70 min | in Romanian, with English subtitles)
UK Distribution: ANTI-WORLDS RELEASING

After a sports injury that left him unable to play professional football, Laurențiu Ginghină sees himself as a football revolutionary, yearning to upgrade and refine the game, but his theories and trials soon reveal the way that we’re all players in our own beautiful games. It’s Monty Python’s Fear of the Penalty… A heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious portrait of Porumboiu’s childhood friend.

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You wait and wait for a new Corneliu Porumboiu film, and then two come at once.

THE WHISTLERS and INFINITE FOOTBALL are now available in the UK, offering two very different Porumboiu's to choose from.

Cinemas are closed, but Curzon Home Cinema is always open.
Stay connected to cinema.

The Whistlers https://www.curzonhomecinema.com/film/watch-the-whistlers-film-online

Infinite Football https://www.curzonhomecinema.com/film/watch-infinite-football-online

Q&A with Director Corneliu Porumboiu here: https://vimeo.com/415441238



The 15th Romanian Film Festival in London: 

FRAGMENTS OF TRUTH
24 – 28 October 2019

Curzon Soho Cinema (99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY)

Dear film lovers & friends,
We are delighted to return to Curzon Cinema and showcase Romania’s finest releases from the past year.

We would like to invite you to the 15th Romanian Film Festival in London, which will take place at Curzon Soho, between 24 - 28 October 2019.

Photo Gallery - Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time - Stere Gulea
Photo Gallery - One Step Behind the Seraphim - Vlad Ivanov
Photo Gallery - Lemonade - Ioana Uricaru
Photo Gallery - Infinite Football - Corneliu Porumboiu
Photo Gallery
The Whistlers/La Gomera
Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
Friday 25 October, 6.45pm
Followed by Q&A with director Corneliu Porumboiu
Directed by Ioana Uricaru
Saturday 26 October, 3.30pm
Followed by Q&A with director Ioana Uricaru (on Skype) and actor Dylan Smith.
Directed by Stere Gulea
Monday 28 October, 6.15pm
Followed by Q&A with director Stere Gulea
Directed by Daniel Sandu
Sunday 27 October, 5.00pm
Followed by Q&A with lead actor Vlad Ivanov
Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
Thursday 24 October, 6.20pm
Followed by Q&A with director Corneliu Porumboiu and visual artist Arantxa Etcheverria Porumboiu
  
Very popular and talented artists are joining us for the UK premieres of the latest Romanian films: directors Corneliu Porumboiu, Ioana Uricaru and Stere Gulea, lead actor Vlad Ivanov, visual artist Arantxa Etcheverria Porumboiu.
Romanian director, screenwriter and producer
One of Europe’s great character actors
Romanian director, professor and screenwriter
Romanian director and screenwriter
The Romanian Film Festival (RFF15) is back once again, bringing you new releases, talented artists, and important debates with film experts and critics, from Romania to the UK. Special events and conversations accompany the screenings, continuing the tradition of the festival as a joyful celebration of Romanian cinema. Award-winning filmmakers, directors and actors will join the festival to enter into a dialogue with their audiences.
The festival title Fragments of Truth encapsulates the many-layered themes of RFF15.
Its history and successful track record makes RFF15 one of the major Romanian cultural events of the year in Britain. For many, this will be an opportunity to encounter a cinema which addresses itself to the history and conditions of a specific audience, while at the same time tackling themes which are universal, and which explore the emotions and experience of an international public. On the other hand, during this period of challenge to the issue of cultural understanding across Europe, your continuing interest will prove priceless in the promotion of Romanian culture throughout the continent and in Britain.
Thank you for your support, and see you on the red carpet!
Ramona Mitrica & Mike Phillips
Profusion Directors

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RFF2019 trailer - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Romanian Film Festival (RFF15) is back once again, bringing you new releases, talented artists, and important debates with film experts and critics, from Romania to the UK.

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The 15th Romanian Film Festival in London: FRAGMENTS OF TRUTH - Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The Romanian Film Festival is back once again, bringing you new releases, talented artists, and important debates with film experts and critics. Special events and conversations accompany the screenings, continuing the tradition of the festival as a joyful celebration of Romanian cinema. The 15th Romanian Film Festival is entitled Fragments of Truth and takes place at Curzon Soho between 24 - 28 October 2019.
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Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time - trailer - Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Directed by Stere Gulea
Monday 28 October, 6.15pm
Followed by Q&A with director Stere Gulea
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