Infinite Football

Corneliu Porumboiu / 2018 / 70 minutes / Romania

Hailed as “one of the most original and visionary documentary films to have emerged recently” (The New Yorker), “hilarious and heartbreaking” (Sight & Sound) and “a drolly funny and explosively brainy new documentary” (LA Times), Infinite Football follows the travails of a former soccer star and current local bureaucrat in a small Romanian town who dreams of revolutionizing the rules of the world’s most popular sport. Directed by the great Corneliu Porumboiu (The Treasure, 12:08 East of Bucharest), this surprising documentary introduces us to an unforgettable individual, a self-proclaimed Superman, whose quixotic quest mirrors the pursuit of our own hopes and dreams.


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→ Corneliu Porumboiu’ 10/10 list

  • “One of the most original and visionary documentary films to have emerged recently.”

    — Richard Brody, The New Yorker
  • “A drolly funny and explosively brainy new documentary from the great Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu.”

    — Justin Chang,LA Times
  • “Critic’s Pick! This relatively short film contains worlds.”

    — Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
  • “Hilarious and heartbreaking. A playful exploration of the titular sport’s philosophical-figurative potential.”

    — Giovanni Marchini Camia, Sight & Sound
  • “A wonderful, drolly humane new documentary.”

    — Jessica Kiang, Variety
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