A slice-of-life adventure about childhood and the magical grip soccer held over the people of Quito, Ecuador in 2001.

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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.

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made by julián cordero and sebastián valbuena

produced by gabe cuzzillo
with sound design by ian berman
and programming by niall tessier-lavigne

Ministerio de Cultura y Patrimonio
Instituto de Fomento a la Creatividad y la Innovación

2023 Tribeca Festival Official Selection