The New Waves Non fiction


Corneliu Porumboiu | Romania |2018 | 70 min.
O.V. Romanian subtitle in Spanish and English

Poromboiu, one of the fundamental voices in the Romanian New Wave, returns to his home town to portray a visionary of our time: Laurentiu Ginghina, an office worker who has invented a new sport. Absurdity and humour spring from the supine circumspection with which Porumboiu looks at his character, whose greatest dream is to bring out his improved version of football. New rules, based on an unforgettable injury he suffered in his childhood, for a new better and football. Infinite.

Direction: Corneliu Porumboiu
Cinematography: Tudor Mircea
Editing: Roxana Szel
Sound: Alexandru Dragomir, Osman Petrisor
Cast: Laurențiu Ginghină, Corneliu Porumboiu
Production: Marcela Ursu
Production Company: 42KM FILMS

Corneliu Porumboiu

He was born in Romania in 1975, and studied film in Bucharest. He is a key figure in the  Romanian New Wave cinema. With his first film, 12:08 East of Bucharest, he won the Caméra d’Or  in Cannes, a festival to which he returned with the film that would establish him, Policía, Adjetivo (2009), which won the Jury Award in the Certain Regard Section and the Fipresci Award, along with many others at international festivals. Then came fiction films such as When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013), premiered at Locarno and shown at the Seville Festival, and The Treasure (2015), again a prize winner at Cannes. Infinite Football is his second non-fiction film about football, after The Second Game (2014).