FAMILY DAY: PRESENTED BY MICROSOFT
by Juan José Campanella
Argentina | 106 min. | animation, adventure, romance | trailer
The story of young Amadeo, an introverted boy obsessed with table soccer (or foosball, as the film's title references) as he tries to restore his town's small cafe and unique charm after his long-time rival arrives to destroy everything in his quest to build a mega-stadium. Helping Amadeo are his foosball team figures that are magically brought to life - especially El Capi, the optimistic and overconfident leader.
Inspired by the short story Memorias de un wing derecho (Memoirs of a Right Wing), by Argentine writer Roberto Fontanarrosa, Foosball is an Argentine computer-animated romp through Argentina's soccer culture directed by Academy Award-winning director Juan José Campanella (El secreto de sus ojos, MIFF 2010).
Foosball broke Argentine box office records grossing 4.3 million pesos (US$774,000) during its opening weekend on July 19, 2013 in Argentina and has been touted as the most expensive Argentine film production to date, as well as the most expensive Latin American animated feature in history, with a budget of $21 million.
Following the screening of Foosball, the curtain will go up and the soccer activities will begin with a real-life field on the stage of the Olympia Theater. Kids can play pick-up games and test their skills, with refereeing and tips from the soccer pros of Soccer 5 Miami. Game play runs until 3:00 PM.
"We are proud to be a partner of the Miami Film Festival's Soccer Day when soccer brings together the local and international community for an innovative, unique and fun day courtesy of sponsor Soccer 5 Miami, Get In The Game! - on the main stage of the Olympia Theater!" said Alan Georgeson of Constructive 4 Consulting Group, long time organizer of the Miami Soccer Festival.
All activities are included in the price of the movie ticket!
Special snack combos on sale for Family Day:
Popcorn + Soft Drink
Box Candy + Soft Drink
Kid's Lunch Box
Including Sandwich, Fruit, and Soda or Water