Director: Ives Rosenfeld • Brazil
Junior, a young player for an amateur soccer team, dreams of going pro. But his life is complicated: He squats with an alcoholic uncle, works a backbreaking job, and has a pregnant girlfriend. When Junior’s more talented best friend signs a contract with a professional team, he has trouble keeping his jealousy in check. With an aching social realism, Hopefuls conjures a raw sense of yearning for dreams that will remain unfulfilled.
Run Time: 75 Min.
Festival Program: World Cinema, Cinema of the Americas
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