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12 June 2019

Head the Ball

by Syd Briscoe

Nike: “Andressa Alves” - 60s

As the Women's World Cup brings female players an unprecedented moment in the spotlight, it's the perfect time for Nike to release this compelling ode to following passion against the odds. When a young Andressa Alves is given dolls to play with, she repurposes them for her own use - not matter what anyone around her thinks.

The journey from fighting for a place on the pitch to becoming a Brazilian national team forward can't have been an easy one, but it's impossible to not be convinced by the young Alves's determination here. Combining moments of humour with plenty of backbone, this is assured work from directing duo The Fridman Sisters.

Director: The Fridman Sisters Ⓦ (You Are Here Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Pierre de Kerchove

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