Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania, 2018, 70 min.). Digital.
After fracturing his fibula in a 1987 game, former Romanian soccer star and current bureaucrat Laurențiu Ginghină now dreams of radically revising his beloved sport’s rules to reduce injuries and, in turn, revolutionize it. With Infinite Football, Romanian New Wave master Corneliu Porumboiu (12:08 East of Bucharest; The Treasure) has crafted a hilarious, typically incisive documentary.
A New York Times Critic’s Pick: “By the end, its surfaces . . . open up as the film moves from epistemological speculation onto a plane of mysticism. This relatively short film contains worlds.”—Glenn Kenny
With English subtitles