BACK TO MARACANA
Year of Production: 2019
Hebrew and portuguese with English subtitles
Director: Jorge Gurvich
Written by : Hagi Lifshitz, Jorge Gurvich
Produced by: Green Productions, TV ZERO & Republica Pureza, Ostlicht Filmproduktion, United King Films
Producers: Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Rodrigo Letier, Roberto Berliner, Marcelo Ludwig Maia, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Cinematography: Rodrigo Graciosa
Editing: Yosef Grunfeld
Line Producers : Avner Peled, Leo Ribeiro, Barak Kessler
Roberto (40), divorced with a failing business, his son Itay (11), a spoiled child that snubs his father and despises soccer, and the grandfather Samuel (76), an enthusiastic soccer fan that recently found out he doesn't have much time to live, depart spontaneously to the World Cup Games in Brazil- their former homeland. Their unplanned trip turns into a emotional journey that changes all of them forever.
Jorge Gurvich was born in Argentina and immigrated to Israel in 1978. He studied Cinema & Television at Tel Aviv University from 1979 to 1983 and very quickly became one of the leading cinematographers in Israel, shooting more than 80 films (including features, shorts, and documentaries). In the late nineties, he directed several short films and TV dramas that won international awards, among them The Shower, Pesia's Necklace, and Moments of Grace.
In 1998, he received the Ministry of Education's Special Prize for directors and screenwriters. His latest full-length feature film Mrs. Moskowitz and the Cats (2009) was screened at festivals around the world and won the prize for "Best Actress" at the Jerusalem Film Festival. For the past two decades, he has taught at the most prestigious film schools, sharing his expertise with the new generation of Israeli filmmakers.
World Premiere- Pittsburgh JFilm Fest 2019
JPL Israeli Film Festival (Montreal)
Toronto International Jewish Film Festival
Washington Jewish Film Festival
NCJF Jewish Film Festival
LA Jewish Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival