Champions

Showings

AMC Mazza Gallerie Theater 1 Fri, Apr 26 6:00 PM
AMC Mazza Gallerie Theater 1 Tue, Apr 30 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Genre:The Lighter Side
Production Country:Spain
Original Language:Spanish
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Javier Fesser

Description

Skewering every politically correct cliché, Champions became the highest-grossing Spanish language film of 2018 in Spain and won three Goyas (Spain’s OscarÒ), including Best Film, before becoming Spain’s entry in this year’s OscarsÒ for Best Foreign Language Film. Just when you think you know where this comedy about an assistant coach in the professional Spanish basketball league is going, it presents a buzzer-beating surprise ending. Marco, a victim of his own ill temper, is fired from his team and after a brush with the law is sentenced to coaching a motley crew of people with disabilities, some of whom can’t get a shoe on the right foot. In time, he learns that having a mental disability doesn’t mean you aren’t intelligent and that keeping your priorities straight is what really counts in life.—Miguel Pendas