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How much is freedom worth?
Christian (Enzo Vogrincic, A Twelve-Year Night), a promising Uruguayan soccer player, is completely alone and in crisis.
An incident during a match with his country’s national team has left him in the eye of the storm, besieged by fans, and now he is suffering extreme pressure from the media and public opinion. On top of all this, he is forced to honour commitments made by his oppressive father (Rafael Spregelburd, The Adopters) who acts as his manager.
Unable to face his current situation and sheltered in a gated community in Montevideo, for the first time Christian feels the need to escape. He starts a relationship with a neighbour, who shows him life outside the playing field.
Exposing the complex universe of professional soccer, the directors Martín Barrenechea and Nicolás Branca build a narrative about the young players’ vulnerable life – filled with uses and abuses by his entourage. An enthralling coming of age about the loneliness of a young man looking for some peace and quiet, 9 explores the power of fame, money, passion and love.
WINNER – FIPRESCI Prize, PCI Award, Mar del Plata Film Festival 2021
WINNER – Best Director, Huelva Latin American Film Festival 2021
WINNER – Nueva Vision Award, Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2022
WINNER – Best Actor, Bari International Film Festival 2022
"The back room of the glamorous world of football. "
Tuesday 19th April
Rafael Spregelburd, Enzo Vogrincic, Sofia Lara
Nicolás Branca, Martín Barrenechea
Spanish with English subtitles
Palace Byron Bay