"Football" by Gaby Dellal
Here's something you may or may not know about me. I went to film school. Actually I majored in film but all film students say they "went to film school" because they think it makes them sound cool. In actuality it makes them sound like pretentious cunts, which they/we are....which is precisely why I never did anything with that degree.
But filmmakers like Gaby Dellal are ok. She did this great short entitled "Football" that follows a young kid who has been footie-minded since birth from the cradle to the World Cup. It's great stuff, particularly Helena Bonham Carter as the chain-smoking, gin-soaked "Mum". If you have 7 minutes to spare I'd suggest pouring yourself a gin and checking out this excellent clip.
If you have a problem viewing the short in the player above you can also watch it at AtomFilms.com.