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Brazilian Film RUNNING AFTER at the New York African Film Festival

  • Francesca Beale Theater – Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center 144 West 65th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)

(Correndo atrás, Jeferson De, Brazil, 2018, 86 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)

New York Premiere
Q&A with director Jeferson De

Eking out a living selling trinkets amidst the traffic-clogged streets of Rio de Janeiro, Paulo Gale sees an opportunity to change his life by becoming a football manager. While searching for his own Neymar in Rio’s suburbs, he discovers the remarkably talented Glanderson, a boy who dreams of becoming a professional soccer player despite the fact that he has only three toes on his right foot. Gale uses his entrepreneurial spirit and creativity to try and make Glanderson a star. A film of comic verve, Running After offers a glimpse of life on the peripheries of Brazil’s capital.

Co-presented with Cinema Tropical.