VILLA

Original Title: Villa
Year: 2008
Duration: 88 min.
Country: Argentina

Director: Ezio Massa
Writer: Ezio Massa
Cast: Julio Zarza, Fernando Roa, Johnathan Rodríguez

Synopsis:

During the 2002 FIFA World Cup, three poor boys from Buenos Aires will put their lives on the line just to watch one of the national team’s matches.
Retiro Station, Buenos Aires, year 2002. In the middle of a drizzle, three boys try to watch the opening of the FIFA World Cup through the window of a pizza place, but they are chased out. The Argentina-Nigeria match is in a couple of days. Upon returning to the slum where they live in, the boys make a strange pact: when the time comes, they will watch the game on TV, either together or separately, at any costs. From that moment on, each of them will try to follow the pact with different consequences.

Reviews:

  •  “The Argentinian CITY OF GODS.” CINEMA Brasil
  • “A great idea that’s lightened up with real suspense”. The Oregonian, USA
  • “In Villa, also live movies like City of Gods, Deprisa, Deprisa de Sauro or Amores Perros.”

 Festivals/Awards

  • REVELACION at Montreal Independent Film Festival, Canada
  • ARAUCARIA DE ORO, Festival do Parana, Brasil
  • PUBLIC MENTION at Portland Film Festival, USA
  • HOY ES MAÑANA at Pantalla Pinamar, Argentina
  • PUBLIC AWARD Asuncion International Film Festival, Paraguay
  • SEMINCI Semana International de Cine de Valladolid, Spain
  • International Film Festival, Madrid
  • Bourbon Film Festival, Porto Alegre, Brasil
  • Latinamerican Film Festival San Pablo, Brasil
  • Cine de Terror de Molins, Spain