A deceptively simple set-up: the director and his father watch a 1988 football match which the father refereed, their commentary accompanying the original television images in real time.
Corneliu Porumboiu’s minimalist doc might feel as simple as chatting during a match, yet he creates a super-charged situation where audiences come to dissect the hidden meaning lurking behind the images. A captivating look at Romanian history, father-son relationships, and football.
Errol Morris, 2008, United States
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928, France
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, Italy
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Werner Herzog, 1972, West Germany
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Todd Haynes, 2007, United States
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China