With both paramilitaries and guerrillas a regular presence, Manuel’s parents argue about leaving. But for the inseparable boys the biggest disaster is that their precious football lies stranded in a minefield. Thanks to vivid performances from all the boys and a well-observed script that neatly balances the harsh realities of peasant life with the innocent joys of childhood, this is a poignant portrait of life in the shadow of conflict.
“Quietly assured...” New York Times
Winner Best New Director Award San Sebastian International Film Festival 2010
Winner Audience Award Fribourg International Film Festival 2011
Part of the Voices of Resistance Season