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Infinite Football

June 1 at 4:30
East Building Auditorium

The focus of Corneliu Porumboiu’s quirkily droll documentary is his childhood friend Laurentiu Ginghină, a government functionary by day who spends his free time campaigning to reorganize the rules of soccer to (in his view) vastly improve the game. Although his dreams of becoming a player are long gone, Laurentiu has the passion of the hobbyist and his arguments seem craftily convincing. For Porumboiu, arguably the wittiest of the original Romanian New Wave directors, the goal was something larger — he invokes the experience of repression, and even the anguish of life itself. “Laurentiu is taking on this impossible dream just to do it; Porumboiu is documenting it for the same reason. Their intent and artistry makes for fascinating teamwork” — Roger Ebert. (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2018, subtitles, 70 minutes)

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