Two Films To Feature At Weekend Film Series

June 18, 2015

A documentary about Argentinian football star Lionel Messi and a French crime thriller featuring film legend Catherine Deneuve will screen at the Weekend Film Series, sponsored by Gosling’s, on Sunday, June 21.

Screening at 3.00, Messi profiles the four-time Ballon D’Or winner, recreating the player’s childhood – with a football always at his feet – through to the decision to leave Rosario for Barcelona, separation from his family, and the part played in his career by individuals such as Ronaldinho, Rijkaard, Rexach and Guardiola.

Shot in Buenos Aires, Rosario and Barcelona, Messi brings us closer to the FC Barcelona genius through the views of great footballing legends such as Menotti, Maradona, Valdano and Cruyff, and the people who have been with him throughout his career, including Pique, Mascherano and Iniesta.

The film also features archive pictures, never-before-seen interviews and home videos – and recreates key moments in his life. It’s about the meteoric rise of a boy who never stopped running after the ball or pursuing his dream.

Trailer for Messi:

Screen Daily magazine calls the film “a must for fans of the beautiful game.” The film is suitable for all ages. It screens in Spanish, with English subtitles.

Screening at 5.15pm, In the Name of My Daughter features Catherine Deneuve as Renee, a casino owner on the French Riviera. Based on a true story, this real-life crime thriller had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Trailer for In the Name of My Daughter:

When her daughter Agnes [Adele Haenel] goes missing, suspicion falls on her daughter’s lover Maurice [Guillaume Canet] – but a body is never found. Renee is prepared to fight to the bitter end to see Maurice put behind bars.

The film is based on the book A Woman Up Against the Mafia, and is rated ‘R’. It screens in French, with English subtitles.

Tickets are on sale now at the Oceans Gift Shop at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, or by calling 294-0204.

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