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Solo - Out of a Dream

NL 2014, 90 + 52 min, Jos de Putter

Twenty years ago, at the age of 11, Leonardo wanted to become a professional soccer player to escape the poverty and violence of the slums of Rio de Janeiro. The film that was made at the time miraculously made his dream come true.

In 1994, 11 year-old Leonardo, was portrayed in the Award-winning documentary Solo –the law of the favela. His dream was to become soccer players, to escape the poverty and violence of the slum in Rio de Janeiro.

As a result of the film, Leonardo was invited to join Dutch topclub Feyenoord at the age of 14. He made his dream come true: he was a professional player for Feyenoord and Ajax, and in his later days went on to play in Austria, Hungary and Germany.

Now 31, rich and famous, he travels back to Rio de Janeiro to meet old friends, against the background of the world championships in Brasil.

Solo –out of a dream tells the story of a life that was was destined by the camera. Leonardo realizes that nothing can be won without loss.

 

festivals 

Int. Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2014, NLD | Cinedoc Tbilisi 2015, GEO | Kansas City Int. Film Festival 2015, USA

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NEWS

DOK.INCUBATOR

is seeking for ambitious feature documentaries in the rough cut stage.

The submission deadline is January 27th, 2021, more about the call can be found here.

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AWARDS

 

A BLACK JESUS

EFEBO D'ORO 2020
Premio Speciale
Centro Ricerca Narrative e Cinema

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

FREE ZONE FF 2020
Audience Award

DOQUMENTA 2020
Honorable Mention

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN

VIENNALE 2020
Special Jury Prize

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FESTIVALS

A BLACK JESUS

will be screened at

Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, DE 2021
Opening film
8.00 pm, 17th January (Online)

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

will be screened at

Fipadoc, FR 2021
Industry Days 18th - 22nd January

WOOD

will be screened at

Fipadoc, FR 2021
Industry Days 18th - 22nd January

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