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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

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Roberto, his son Itay and father Samuel, depart spontaneously to the World Cup games in Brazil - their former homeland.

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Directed by Jorge Gurevich

Narrative Feature / Israel / 90 mins

Strand: Men in Crisis

UK Premiere

Screening: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:45 | Weds, 25 Sep 15:30 | Sun 29 Sep 10:00 (relaxed screening)

Review:

Despite an inherently pessimistic premise, zeroing in on a family defined by division and incompatibility, BACK TO MARACANÃ is a film imbued with joy. Regardless of whether you have any interest in football, the film’s passion is infectious. Mix that with the saturated colours and bright bossa nova music of Brazil and BACK TO MARACANÃ is practically a feel-good road trip. It’s much less a film about football than it is the love of football, and extending from that, the love between family. Much like how football serves as a shared heritage for the Brazilian people, so too does it link the three generations at the centre of this film.

But director Jorge Gorvich delves further than the unity of family and the joys of group feeling – his story also explores the murky underbellies of both family life, and the beautiful game. By doing so he manages to craft an articulate and undeniably moving family drama, while also commenting subtly on the state of the Brazilian sport. The woes of gambling, touting, and football riots are not only included, but skillfully intermingled with the personal narrative at the film’s centre. A wonderful example of dramatic, comedic, and cultural filmmaking. / Review by Milo Garner

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Credits:

Director: Jorge Gurevich

Writer: Hagi Lifshitz, Jorge Gurvich

Producer: Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Rodrigo Letier, Roberto Berliner, Marcelo Ludwig Maia, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery

Executive Producer: Avner Peled, Leo Ribeiro, Barak Kessler

Cast: Asaf Goldstein, António Petrin, Rom Barnea, Hadas Kelderon

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

United Kingdom

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