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The Strength of the Ball (La Fuerza del Balon)
Venezuela - 2017 - 91 min - dir. Luis Octavian Rahamut
Spanish with English subtitles
To the south of the Guárico state is a little-known town called Corozopando. Gregorio, the mayor, has always wanted to bring world recognition to his tiny town. Although this aspiration seems far fetched, one night the prophecy of a spirit magically convinces both Gregorio and the rest of the inhabitants to place their hopes in a child named Rubén Darío, imposing on him the responsibility of bringing the fame to the town, and calling him the ‘DiCaprio of Corozopando.’ For his part, Rubén innocently assumes this responsibility and he insists on doing everything possible to bring the small, remote community fame and fortune. An eccentric, slightly absurdist, and utterly absorbing offbeat tale of the sometimes hilarious limits of local ‘celebrity,’ and the desire to be recognized in that big world beyond.