Campanella’s ‘Foosball’ to Open Baja Intl. Festival

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Juan José Campanella’s popular 3-D animated feature Foosball (Metegol) will kick off this year’s Baja Intl. Festival in Los Cabos (Nov. 13-16). The Argentine director’s picture is a follow-up to his 2010 foreign Oscar winner, The Secret in Their Eyes.

Organizers also revealed Sunday night that the Los Cabos festival will deliver around $170,000 in awards and funds to support North American filmmakers this years. The Baja International Film Festival is programmed by festival director Alonso Aguilar-Castillo and his team.

The pic, which is also known as Metegol, is performing remarkably well in Argentina, where it broke the country’s opening week box-office record. The family pic has already attracted over one million viewers. Foosball tells the story of how the foosball figures in a local bar come alive to help one of a young bartender to save his village and win the heart of the girl he loves. The pic is produced by Jorge Estrada Mora (Argentina), and Plural-Jempsa and Atresmedia Cine (Spain). Universal Pictures International will distribute the movie in Spain on Dec. 20.

Campanella is best known for directing the Oscar-winning 2010 live-action drama The Secret in Their Eyes. A native of Buenos Aires, he has also directed episodes of House MD and Law & Order.

Here is the film’s trailer:

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