Sunday, November 11, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu. 2018, 70 mins. Digital projection. In Romanian with English subtitles. After fracturing his fibula in a 1987 game, former Romanian soccer star and current bureaucrat Laurențiu Ginghină now dreams of radically revising his beloved sport’s rules to reduce injuries and, in turn, revolutionize it. The latest from Romanian New Wave master Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective) is a hilarious and incisive portrait of personal obsession. Po-faced Porumboiu plays the straight man to Ginghină's desk-jockey dreamer, encountering increasingly outlandish proposals that diminish in plausibility as they increase in emotional and philosophical resonance. In trying to align sport with utopian visions, a man confronts the unyielding parameters of life. A Grasshopper Films release.
“One of the most original and visionary documentary films to have emerged recently.” — Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Tickets: $15 ($7 Standard and MoMI Kids members / free for Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above)*. Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)
*This one New Release screening is free for Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels. Please note tickets for other screenings of Infinite Football are available to members at the discounted rate of $7.
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