Beautiful Game is a sophisticated filmed look at Brazilian culture through the prism of its rich soccer culture. It is conceived as homage to Brazil and the stories of families and fans whose identities have been shaped by Brazilian futebol. Throughout the last century, millions of people have come to express their passion for life, not only in in a stadium or before a screen, but through the influence that soccer has had on the real threads that bind us as people: our life stories and understanding, individually and collectively, as exemplified in art, commerce, music, politics, and sport, and religion. Incorporating four distinct approaches: Shadow Game, The Epic Romance, Corinthians, and Kissing the Cup, the Beautiful Game Series is designed to be novel, timely, and classic storytelling celebrating the core attraction of sports.
In the greatest soccer nation on earth, women’s soccer is minimized, even ignored. The women’s game in Brazil attracts only a tiny fraction of the attention, and therefore money, that flows to the men’s game. Today, even after the 2016 Rio Olympics, women’s professional soccer continues to be marked by lack of sponsors, marketing, and attendance. Shadow Game artfully explores the history and reality of women's sports in search of the truth about women's soccer.
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