Champions (Campeones)

Date of Event:
25-06-2024 20:00 PM
The Royal Film Commission-Jordan
Javier Fesser
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Champions (Campeones)

Javier Fesser, 124 minutes, Comedy/Drama, Spanish with English subtitles, 2018, Spain.

Marco is an assistant coach in Spain´s top basketball league. One day, after getting drunk, his frustration and bad attitude get him involved in a traffic accident that lands him in court. He loses his job and his girlfriend and is sentenced to the worst possible punishment for his ego: coaching a group of intellectually-disable players that have never touched a ball before. Through their innocence, tenderness and plenty of good humour, they will teach Marco about the things that really matter. They are the true Champions of Life.

The film won 13 awards, including Best New Actor, 
Best Original Song, and Best Film at the 2019 Goya Awards. It was also nominated for 31 awards such as Best Foreign Language Film and the Cine Latino Award at the 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival.