FILMS + EVENTS
Celtic Soul follows Canadian actor and funny man Jay Baruchel on an epic road trip through Canada, Ireland and Scotland with his new friend, well-known Irish soccer journalist Eoin O’Callaghan. It’s a story that spans 200 years of colorful history and that will take the duo eastward from Montreal to Westport, Ireland – where Jay’s ancestors set sail for Canada, like so many others – and finally Glasgow, where Jay will fulfill a lifelong dream: to watch a match at Celtic Park, one of the wildest and most hallowed grounds in world football.
The French national team has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows over the past 20 years, a reality reflected in the larger nation as a whole.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has lasted 100 years. 100 years of war, bloodshed, bitterness, suffering. 100 years of stalemate, intransigence and failed peace deals. And now, it’s all over! They’ve finally found the solution: A game of soccer. The winner gets to stay. The loser leaves forever. And no whining.
This is the unbelievable story of the golden generation of Icelandic football. An up close and personal insight into a team that made the world take notice by becoming the smallest nation ever to reach a major final in the biggest sport in the world.
93 MIN | DENMARK | 2014 | Directed by Kasper Barfoed
In 1992, the Danish national team had failed to qualify for the European Championship in Sweden. The players were already on holiday when they were called up in their summer residences with a surprising message: Yugoslavia was disqualified because of the war, and the Danes were set to replace them. The rest is history.
67 MIN | EL SALVADOR | 2010 | Directed by Gerardo Muyshondt, Carlos Moreno
While a bloody civil war rages at home, El Salvador’s national team travels to Spain for the 1982 World Cup -- one of only two World Cup tournaments the nation has ever qualified for.
93 MIN | US + MEXICO | Directed by Chris Cashman
Club Frontera tells the story of Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles (Xolos), a Liga MX club founded in 2007 that very quickly has had a dramatic impact on the city of Tijuana, Mexico. Players, fans, and political figures from both sides of the USA-Mexico border share their personal stories as “Xolos” make a run to the 2012 Liga MX Championship, unifying and rejuvenating the city.
49 MIN | GERMANY | Directed by Corinna Hackenbroch
Every time the World Cup comes around, one thing is guaranteed: Fans around the globe will go crazy for Panini stickers. This documentary talks to collectors and football stars, historians and people from the industry about the business, obsession, and desperate to complete the sticker album.