Monday, July 5, 2010

Soccer movie fete from today

KOCHI: Football fans in town have something to cheer about. The Cochin Arts and Communications (CAC) is joining hands with them to celebrate the football carnival.

Starting Tuesday, CAC will host a soccer movie fest at its auditorium in I. S. Press Road. The movies to be screened during the five-day festival include Escape to Victory, Goal III, Bend it Like Beckham, The Cup, and Offside.

Directed by John Huston, Escape to Victory narrates the story of Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a German prison camp during World War II.

Starring Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone and Max von Sydow, the movie earned wide critical acclaim. It also starred football superstars Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles, Kazimierz Deyna, Paul Van Himst, and Pele. Yabo Yablonsky penned the script for the movie.

Goal III is the third part of the association football Goal film trilogy directed by Andrew Morahan. Written and produced by Mike Jefferies, the film did not have a theatrical release and was instead released in DVD format in the U.K.

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