The Game

A film by

Switzerland | 18' | 08/2020 | documentary

A whistle. The stands of the stadium get loud. The players protest angrily. The presenters follow the action on the field. In the middle of it, the referee. The whole stadium watches him. Now he has to decide and direct the energy of an entire stadium.

“The concept in the film’s centre is rock-solid, while the technical work [...] effectively creates the tension of the football match. It is some Champions League finals level of work.”
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Square Eyes - Toronto IFF 2020
Square Eyes - IDFA
“The concept in the film’s centre is rock-solid, while the technical work [...] effectively creates the tension of the football match. It is some Champions League finals level of work.”
Square Eyes - kit-77MIAC-BLACK_ENG-SelezioneUfficiale
Square Eyes - Toronto IFF 2020
Square Eyes - IDFA

Roman Hodel

Biography

1989. Roman Hodel studied at the Video Department of the Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) and works as filmmaker and cinematographer. His short film BLUELIGHT (2014, co-directed with Lena Mäder) premiered at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and THE GAME celebrated its world premiere at the 77. La Biennale di Venezia.

Filmography

  • Bluelight – documentary – 17 min – 2014
  • The Game – documentary – 17 min – 2020
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Crew

Director: Roman Hodel
Screenplay: Roman Hodel
Producer: Ensemble Film Gmbh: Franziska Sonder
Co-Producers: SRF Swiss National Broadcaster & Urs Augstburger
Cinematographer: Lukas Gut
Sound Recording: Oscar Von Hoogevest
Sound Design: Oscar Von Hoogevest
Editor: Rolf Hellat, Roman Hodel
Main Protagonist: Fedayi San

Festivals

  1. Venice International Film Festival, Italy (2 – 12 September, 2020)
    Orrizonti
  2. Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (10 – 19 September, 2020)
    Short Cuts
  3. Hamptons International Film Festival, United Stated (8 – 14 October, 2020)
    Short Documentary Competition

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Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English, French, Italian: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here