Dribbling Fate / Fintar o Destino

Director: Fernando Vendrell
Country: Portugal and Cape Verde
Year: 1998
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: Portuguese and Criolo

Life has moved too fast for Mane at age 50. He watches the slow sacrifices of his ideals.  His work in a small commercial shop and grocer’s has worn him out. Now forgotten with his past as a great football player for Mindelense in St. Vincent and Cape Verde, he only has the belated compassion of his friends and café companions. When training a youth team, he sees himself again in Kalu, a rebellious but talented youth. He hopes to regain his dreams when Kalu is called upon to play in the Portuguese Cup finals.

About the Director

Fernando Vendrell

Biography: A graduate in Film Production of the Lisbon Film School in 1995, Fernando Vendrell worked for several years as an assistant director before he established his own Lisbon-based production company, David & Golias in 1992. Since then, he has developed new film projects as a producer, director and screenwriter.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Fintar o Destino (2000).

Filmography:
Fintar o Destino (1998);
O Jogo da Glória (2001);
14 de Fevereiro (2002);
Almirante Reis (2002);
Light Drops (O Gotejar da Luz) (2002);
As Minhas Férias (2004);
Pele (2005).