Directed by Ives Rosenfeld
Brazil, 2015, 74 minutes
WORLD PREMIERE, 2015 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
BEST FICTION DIRECTOR - Rio International Film Festival
“Hopefuls” tells the story of Junior, a young player for Bacaxa A.C, an amateur football team from the city of Saquarema, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. He has to deal with the unexpected pregnancy of his girlfriend Karine, while his childhood best friend, Bento, signs a contract with a professional team. “Hopefuls” follows Junior’s growing jealousy as it reaches dangerous proportions.