A film by Corneliu Porumboiu

Cast : Laurenţiu Ginghină, Corneliu Porumboiu

2018 / documentary / Roumanie / original title : Fotbal Infinit / 70’ / Color / status : completed / Romanian / long feature-film / International catalog

“Last fall, a good childhood friend of mine, Florin, told me that his brother, Laurențiu, invented a new sport by changing the rules of the football game. One month later I went to my hometown, Vaslui, with a small film crew, to learn more about the new sport …”

Production: 42 Km Film


“Another playful exploration of the titular sport’s philosophical-figurative potential...Corneliu Porumboiu’s portrait of his eccentric childhood friend with big dreams of reinventing soccer is hilarious, heartbreaking and pleasingly subtle”

Sight & Sound

“Infinite Football has moments of nicely deadpan humor and some deft little touches of insight along the way courtesy of Porumboiu's offbeat protagonist”

The Hollywood Reporter

“Edited perfectly into a series of neatly unified and unpredictable punch lines, Infinite Football is often laugh-out-loud funny, if you watch it with the right crowd… The purest and funniest moments I have seen in any film at Berlinale…”

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