Sunday Ball

Directed by Eryk Rocha

Year: 2015
Running Time: 70
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Country: Brazil
Language: Portugese w/English subt.
Genres: Documentary
Shop Home Video

Sunday Ball

Cast
Marcelle Izidoro

Crew
Directed by Eryk Rocha


Eryk Rocha’s Sunday Ball focuses on a 14-team, annual soccer championship among favela teams in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Set in the Sampaio neighborhood (close to the Maracana? Stadium, where the 2014 World Cup final was held), the film brings audiences up-close to a final match between two rival teams: Gerac?a?o (from the Matriz favela) and Juventude (from the Sampaio favela). By rejecting the talking-heads approach and the much-too-common tactical view of the game, Rocha enters into the world of soccer from a sensorial and yet, socially grounded perspective. Here, the players' experiences take center stage, even informing a sound design that mixes noises from the match with music from Puccini, Wagner, Heitor Villa-Lobos, along with an original score composed by Jorge Amorim. As such, Sunday Ball is the very antithesis of a straightforward sports documentary. As a great number of open fields previously used for soccer practice have been bought by real estate investors, it becomes clear that Mr. Rocha’s cinema is also an expression of an endangered Brazilian form of bonding and sociality – giving the film an extra layer of significance.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 9 2019 at 1:28pm
RT' @filmcenter': "SYNONYMS is smart, stunning, and requires multiple viewings to peel back all its layers." --' @Chicago_Reader's' Jamie Ludwi…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 9 2019 at 1:04pm
RT' @TheFilmStage': We talk to director' @kmendoncafilho' about #Bacurau, mainstream cinema, and how the Brazilian government is destroying cul…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 9 2019 at 12:45pm
RT' @davidehrlich': as always, i annotated the video on IndieWire with a list of my favorite movie moments of the year: ' https://t.co/w5D6RM…'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 9 2019 at 12:44pm
RT' @davidehrlich': THE 25 BEST FILMS OF 2019 A video countdown: ' https://t.co/szibzkDPRP'' https://t.co/7Q4tP4B1wJ'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 9 2019 at 12:01pm
@DNauertz' @BigBrother1988' We send to existing customers but you can also request to be added to our list here:' https://t.co/fmQkmZMFL1'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 9 2019 at 11:00am
@LC_Perez81 Thanks for flagging, we are working to fix. In the meantime, try this:' https://t.co/NVD48Gr6Of'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 9 2019 at 10:59am
RT' @DNauertz': There are many things I love about' @KinoLorber', but the fact that they send me catalogues is pretty high on the list. Who doe…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 9 2019 at 10:59am
"[Fashion] helped me to understand... anthropology, theology, religion, and the position of women in the whole worl…' https://t.co/ZpESPJgBbc'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 8 2019 at 9:35pm
Huge' @KLStudioClassic' End of the Decade sale now through December 19! Over 350 Blu-rays on sale starting at $5.99,…' https://t.co/CDrwJcoLFt'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 8 2019 at 4:33pm
RT' @Brian_Tallerico': Caught up with Long Day’s Journey Into Night this morning. So my shit. Great stuff even without the 3D. Mesmerizing.
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com