category Romania on the move

V.O.

Romanian

subtitles

English

producer

Molson Media

Original Title

Frăția

full program

14 March, 14:30, Eforie

(open exclusively for highschool students)

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului

16 March, 20:30, Elvire Popesco

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului

synopsis

“It’s not a story about football, it’s a story about life,” says the journalist who covered them in the New York Times. To him, the members of the Brotherhood club, a team in Romania’s fifth division, show the very best of Romanian society. They started low, with cardboard shields and shorts tied with string. They still have little money, and sometimes even food is a luxury – they keep chickens and goats to make sure they have something to eat at the end of the game. Yet the Brotherhood remains the only club in the league run on the principles of equality and non-discrimination: race, ethnicity, disability, and age do not matter. The Congolese coach, the first and only black coach in Romanian soccer, the goalkeeper, born with only one hand, and the players, some of them Roma, prove that it is possible to live together guided by their shared passion. 

awards and festivals

European premiere
2016 - International Festival of Francophone Film in Acadie, Canada

distributor

Molson Media

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