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CineFestival: Maracaná

You don’t have to be a soccer fan to enjoy the sport’s ultimate triumph-of-the-underdog story. On July 16, 1950, Uruguay stunned heavily favored Brazil in the World Cup final’s biggest upset ever. The Brazilians had built the Maracaná, the world’s largest stadium, and everything was ready for a big carnival following the game. Instead of a carnival, there were tears and even suicides. The game changed the countries’ fortunes forever: Two-time champion Uruguay never won another World Cup, and Brazil would finally win it eight years later, the first of five World Cups. The Brazil/Uruguay co-production, co-directed by Sebastián Bednarik and Andrés Varela, features never-before-seen, remastered HD footage of games, interviews with players and the political context of it all.

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