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Doha, Qatar; October 27th, 2014: The Doha Film Institute continues its cinematic celebration of the Qatar-Brazil Year of Culture 2014 with ‘Mata Mata: Stories About Football, Dreams and Life’ screening this Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th October at 7:00 PM, at the Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium.
‘Mata Mata’ is the Brazilian term for a ‘knockout match’: a do-or-die, win-or-go-home battle – sometimes also a metaphor for life. The film chronicles the ups and downs in the lives of several talented young Brazilian players in their pursuit of success. Brazil is the largest exporter of football players worldwide and the film gives viewers an intimate insight into how a football star is born.
Internationally recognised German director and cameraman Jens Hoffmann made his name directing commercials and sport films. He broke into the documentary world with several highly acclaimed documentaries and ‘Mata Mata’ deftly combines his passion for storytelling, sports and filmmaking.
Organised in partnership with The Qatar Museums, the Brazil Cinema Showcase is presented by Doha Film Institute each month, as one of the cultural initiatives that make up the year-long celebration of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The upcoming Ajyal Youth Film Festival (Dec 1 – 6) will feature the final instalment of the Brazilian showcase during a special event dedicated to the Year of Culture celebration.
Tickets are priced QAR 35; students receive discounted rates of only QAR 25 on presenting a valid student ID. Sale has commenced online at www.dohafilminstitute.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Museum of Islamic Art DFI Ticket Outlet, across the MIA Auditorium on Wednesday: 10:30 AM − 8:00 PM and Thursday: 12:00 PM − 8:00 PM
The Doha Film Institute brings the best in world cinema to Qatar through its year round screening programmes to further strengthen appreciation of cinema and build Qatar’s film culture.