The Ronaldo-over

A film by Hugh Mitton

This film was screened as a part of the 2019 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF22)

This short film preceded the screening of the feature El baile de la gacela (The Gazelle’s Dance)

The Ronaldo-over


UK/Portugal, Documentary/Sports/Art, 2018
11 min, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

In 2017, little-known Portuguese sculptor Emanuel Santos became an instant viral phenomenon when his bust of Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled at Madeira Airport. A dream day turned into a nightmare for him and his family as social media abuse began flooding in. What’s it like when you become the source of negative headlines, memes, jokes and sketches from all around the world? And then what happens when you are given a shot at redemption? Take a journey with Emanuel as he attempts THE RONALDO-OVER.

Texas Premiere

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