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The Footballest
(Los Futbolísimos)

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11-year-old Pakete is a 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. Whilst his teammates 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, the squad will be disbanded.

"A lively blend of team bonding, manic comedy and detective work." 

When the losing streak continues in mysterious circumstances, the players begin to suspect foul play. Once again it is the adults who are behaving badly, scheming and conniving to bring about the results that they want to see. And 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).

Based on the popular Spanish children’s-book series Los Futbolísimos 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 detective work. 


Special ticket offer: Anyone wearing a football strip from any team anywhere in the world can purchase a ticket for The Footballest on the day of the screening – subject to availability – for just £1.00. One ticket per stripwearer!