A slice-of-life adventure about childhood and the magical grip soccer held over the people of Quito, Ecuador in 2001.
What is Despelote?
Despelote is a soccer game about people.
Get immersed in the streets and parks of Quito through the eyes and ears of eight year old Julián.
Dribble, pass and shoot your soccer ball around town, and see what happens when you kick it someone's way. Feel the city change as Ecuador comes closer than ever to qualifying for the World Cup.
Ministerio de Cultura y Patrimonio
Instituto de Fomento a la Creatividad y la Innovación
2023 Tribeca Festival Official Selection