Champions

Not available for screening anymore

  1. Extra

    Champions

    Directed by

    Spain

    2018

    120 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    A disgraced basketball coach is given the chance to coach Los Amigos, a team of players who are intellectually disabled, and soon realizes they just might have what it takes to make it to the national championships in this hilarious and heartfelt box office smash out of Spain.

    Awards

    • Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film (First Runner-up) - Seattle IFF
    • Spain's Submission for the 91st Academy Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Javier Gutierrez
    Sergio Olmos
    Julio Fernandez
    Jesus Lago
    Jesus Vidal
    Screenplay
    David Marques
    Javier Fesser
    Cinematography
    Chechu Graf
    Editing
    Javier Fesser
    Music
    Rafael Arnau
    Production
    PELICULAS PENDELTON
    Sales
    LATIDO FILMS
    Javier Fesser

    Javier Fesser

    Spain

    He was born in Madrid in 1964 and studied Information Sciences at the Complutense University in Madrid. His career in the cinema began in 1992, when together with Luis Manso he founded the production company Pendelton Films. In 1995 he won his first Goya for the short AQUEL RITMILLO. With the premiere of THE MIRACLE OF P. TINTO (1998) he gained recognition as a director and screenwriter, and was nominated for a Goya as Best New Director. In 2000 he was one of the first people to create a series for the Internet, called JAVY Y LUCY, which had over two million downloads. In 2003 he directed MORTADELO ET FILEMON, based on the comic-strip characters created by Francisco Ibáñez. In 2008 he released CAMINO, a film that received six Goyas, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. IN 2015 his feature animation MORTADELO & FILEMON: MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE screened at Annecy Animation IFF. His most recent film CHAMPIONS had its North American premiere at Seattle IFF 2018.

    Selected Filmography