O Futebol

Director Sergio Oksman has been awarded for his short films that blur the line between fact and fiction. O Futebolis his first documentary and, viagra sale true to his style, cialis only the starting point is true – maybe. O Futebol is a composed, calm and gentle film about the relationship between a father and a son. Or perhaps it is more accurate to talk about the relationship that the father and the son have with soccer. Or even the roles that the father and the son assume when they watch soccer together.

During the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brasil, Brasilian-born director Oksman met his father Simão for the “first time” in 20 years. Simão is a peculiar character, who left his family when Sergio was just a child, and soccer is pretty much the only thing they have in common. As Sergio and Simão try to find each other again, they watch soccer around the city of São Paulo, and play their parts like good actors.

The big question is: Aren’t we all playing a role, right now even? Aren’t we all playing some role all the time? “The World Cup in itself is something fictional. It’s got a fixed time schedule, main characters, a perfectly defined structure, with great emotions and disappointments, till the grand finale”, Oksman said in an Interview with Variety magazine. He himself documented the events outside of the stadiums, where millions of soccer fans lived through the Brazil’s devastating 1-7 loss to Germany. Oksman followed people in their cars, diners and fast food joints, and hospital waiting rooms. But Oksman had to learn the hard way, that you can control a movie production, and you can perhaps control a football match, but you absolutely can’t control life.

Henna Raatikainen / Translation: Tuomo Karvonen

Language: Portugese
Subtitles: English

  • Director: Sergio Oksman
  • Country: Spain
  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 70 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: André Brandao
  • Editing: Carlos Muguiro, Sergio Oksman
  • Audio: Joao Godoy, Vitor Coroa
  • Production: Guadalupe Balaguer, Sergio Oksman/Dok Films


  • Cinema Artis hall 2: Thursday 28.01 - 20:30