Limited Edition Blu-ray (World Blu-ray Premiere)
“Last fall, a good childhood friend of mine, Florin, told me that his brother, Lauren?iu, 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 …”
Acclaimed director Corneliu Porumboiu's moving and hilarious documentary premiered at the Berlin Film Festival before successfully going on a festival run across the world.
They talk about the beautiful game, but for Lauren?iu Ginghin?, it’s not enough. Football must be modified, streamlined, freed from restraints; corners are to be rounded off, players assigned to zones and subteams, norms revised. All roads lead to football, but all roads lead away from it too, to land ownership issues, to orange farms in Florida, to political utopia and the traces left by life, to version 2.0, 3.1, 4.7, to infinity.
LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- High Definition presentation
- Director supervised presentation of the film
- Original stereo soundtrack
- Newly recorded in-depth interview with director Corneliu Porumboiu (2021, 20 mins)
- Curzon Q&A with director Corneliu Porumboiu
- Exclusive full length feature - The Second Game (2014)
- Theatrical trailer
- Optional English translation subtitles
- Limited edition exclusive 24-page booklet containing new writing on the film by Kaleem Aftab and Evrim Ersoy, and film credits and technical details
- Limited edition of 3,000 copies