Thinking Football, day two

14-03-2017

March 14 is day two of the Thinking Football Film Festival, the cinema and football festival organised by the Athletic Club Foundation and Sala BBK and sponsored by Euskaltel.

At 6:00 pm, “Sommeren 92” (The Summer of 92) (2015) will be screened, a Danish fiction film by Kasper Barfoed that tells the story of the heroic deeds of the Danish national team at Euro 1992, which it won despite entering the finals after the disqualification of Yugoslavia just two weeks before the start of the tournament. The film focuses on the team’s manager, Richard Nielsen, who convinced a group of players, who were on holiday when they were called up, that they really could win Euro 92, and Kim Vilfort, one of the scorers of the winning goal in the final, whose daughter died days after the tournament.

Later, at 8:00 pm, there will be screenings of the short films "Due piedi sinistri" (Italy, 2015, Isabella Salvetti) and You’ll Never Walk Alone (France, 2016, Stéphane Grodet). And after them, Alén do Cosmos (Beyond the Cosmos) (2017, Pedro Pablo Alonso) recounts the journey of Santiago Formoso, a Galician, who emigrated to New York at the end of the 60s, where he began to study thanks to a university athletic scholarship and ended up making a living as a football player in the legendary New York Cosmos team, alongside stars such as Pele, Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto and Johan Cruyff. Having retired at the end of the 80s, Formoso is today one of many Galician-Americans who live in Queens and Newark, with an interesting experience to tell about sport, business and life conceived as a spectacle.

After the film, the player Santiago Formoso will chat to the audience, accompanied by the director Pedro Pablo Alonso and the producer Jorge Ocampo.

All screenings will take place at Sala BBK, with free entrance until all seats are full.

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