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The Footballest - School Screening


11-year-old Pakete is a major YouTube sensation – for all the wrong reasons. He is about to set a new record for the number of consecutive penalty misses by one player, and although his teammates from the Soto Alto school football squad are all very supportive, they are now facing a relegation struggle that carries huge importance. The head teacher has decided that if the team are demoted to a lower league, then the squad will be disbanded. Pakete and his friends have three games left to turn their fortunes around – but when their losing streak continues, they begin to suspect foul play. Time to put the team to work to find out exactly what is happening both on and off the pitch, and use their detective skills to preserve their footballing future together.

Once again it is the adults who are behaving badly with their scheming and conniving to bring about the results – both football and family-related – that they want to see, regardless of the impact on their offspring. It’s the children who really understand the importance of friendship and teamwork, and learn that ‘la mayor aventura es ser parte del equipo’ (the greatest adventure is being part of the team). Will their ‘never give up’ attitude save the day? (And can Pakete finally score a penalty?)

Based on the popular Spanish children's-book series Los Futbolisimos by Roberto Santiago, it comes from the folk who brought us the Zip & Zap films in recent years, with a similar lively blend of team bonding, manic comedy and ‘CSI: Soto Alto’ type detective work.

Dir: Miguel Ángel Lamata
Spain 2018 / 1h42m / Ages 10+
Spanish with English subtitles

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