MY LOVE OR MY PASSION
(El Futbol o Yo)
Original Title: El Futbol o Yo
Running Time: 100min
Film Year: 2017
Category: CineDwnTwn Galas
There are fans and there are fanatics—Pedro Pintos (multi-hyphenate Argentine star Adrián Suar) is, to put it mildly, in the latter category. Pedro devours everything fútbol: any team or league, any time. Which is maybe manageable for a young bachelor, but Pedro is a middle-aged husband and father, and his all-consuming passion has finally taken his job and torn apart his family. Pedro is an addict, so he does what addicts do: he joins Alcoholics Anonymous. He just neglects to mention that it’s soccer, not booze, that’s brought him there.
This clever comedy with a serious undercurrent comes from the prolific Marcos Carnevale, last at the Festival with Inseparables. Co-starring the wonderful Julieta Díaz, My Love or My Passion chronicles a war between personal goals and field goals, fleeting thrills and lasting comforts.
This film is also featured in the 2018 Film Festival’s Knight Competition film category.
Director: Marcos Carnevale
Producer: Adrían Suar, Juan Vera, Juan Pablo Galli, Christian Faillace, José Levy, Marcos Carnevale
Screenwriter: Adrian Suar and Marcos Carnevale
Executive Producer: Juan Lovece
Production Company: Patagonik
Music: Iván Wyszogrod
Cinematographer: Rodrigo Pulpeiro
Editor: Luis Barros