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Hand & Foot
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The Colors of the Mountain

Los colores de la montaña

Panama, 2010
  • Spanish
  • English
Hand & Foot


Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield.

Our take

After two fighting films we move our Hand & Foot series to the importance of soccer in the world—and from documentary to fiction. Yet this film’s idea is hardly fictitious, wisely seeing childrens’ love for soccer as inextricable from the culture, society and politics in which they play their games.

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Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2010 | 2 wins including: Best New Director (New Directors Award)

San Francisco International Film Festival


Stockholm International Film Festival


Fribourg International Film Festival

2011 | 2 wins including: Audience Award

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