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Las Pelotas

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ABOUT THE FILM

A junior football tournament in an Argentine province. Proud parents Chato and Lopez are feeling a little nervous. The Capital’s most important recruiters have come to look for new talent among the junior players. A contract with an important team is at stake – from there, many continue on to Europe, where they can earn millions. Shortly after the game, a Porteño scout declares to Chato and Lopez that their children aren´t good enough, that neither of them have enough talent. The brains of one, combined with the legs of another, now that would be something! Chato and Lopez are depressed. But Lopez has an idea: talent is genetic, just as his mother-in-law says about the cows she raises, and she´s right.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Switzerland
Activities:
as a director:
2009 - Las Pelotas, 15', color, 35mm
2008 - Day & Night, 4.40', TV
2005 - Switzerland in 30 Seconds, 1', 35mm
2005 - The/Le/Der Ball, 2', digital
2003 - pervasive computing, documentary, 35', digital
1999 - Timing, 10', color, 35mm

as a writer:
2009 - co-writer of Pipilotti Rists Feature Pepperminta
Screening / Award history:
Awards:
Pardino d'oro Locarno
Swiss Award, Shnit Bern,
Cine Club Fas Award, Zinebi Bilbao
2nd place sexiest film, BeFilm, New York
LG Audience Award, Vienna Independent Shorts
Swiss Film Award - Best Short
Festivals:
Austin, Be Film New York, Palm Springs, Huesca, Valencia, Bilbao, Nice, Locarno, Winterthur, Geneva, Bern, Emden, Interfilm Berlin, Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken, Bristol, London Independent, Grimstad, Roma Citadella, Roma Archipelago, Triest (Maremetraggio) and more
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