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Raised as brothers, intense teammates and competitors on the soccer field – the gregarious, swaggering Julio (Eliu Armas) and the wiry, focused Daniel/“Gato” (Fernando Moreno) have remained virtually inseparable ever since the newborn Daniel was found abandoned in a trash heap in their La Ceniza slum. The opportunity of their lives arrives when a football scout invites them to try out for the city’s top professional team, just as a tragic act of violence threatens to tear them apart and prevent them from achieving their dreams.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

“Packs a potent punch”

Hollywood Reporter

“It's very affecting, and the lead performances...are absolutely dynamite.”


“Make sure that you don't miss it.”

Naples Daily News

Academy Award® Official Submission 2011 - Venezuela

Winner! Naples International Film Festival 2011 - Best Feature

Winner! Lima Latin American Film Festival 2011 Audience Award - Marcel Rasquin

Winner! Lleida Latin-American Film Festival 2011 - Audience Award

Winner! Lleida Latin-American Film Festival 2011 - Best Director, Marcel Rasquin

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011 Fipresci Prize Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film

Winner! Los Angeles Latino Film Festival 2010 Audience Award - Best Film

Winner! Moscow International Film Festival 2010 - Audience Award

Winner! Moscow International Film Festival 2010 - Golden St. George Award, Marcel Rasquin

Winner! Moscow International Film Festival 2010 - Russian Film Critics Award, Marcel Rasquin

Winner! Havana International Film Festival 2010 Special Jury Prize - Best First Work, Marcel Rasquin

Winner! Huelva Latin American Film Festival 2010 Golden Colon Award - Best Film

São Paulo International Film Festival 2010 International Jury Award Nominee - Best Film

Viña del Mar Film Festival 2010 Grand Paoa Award Nominee - Best Film

Cast & Crew
  • Julio : Eliu Armas
  • Daniel : Fernando Moreno
  • Morocho : Beto Benites
  • Max : Ali Rondon
  • Graciela : Marcela Giron
  • Director : Marcel Rasquin
  • Writer : Rohan Jones & Marcel Rasquin
  • Executive Producer : Liz Mago Bosch & Enrique Aular 
  • Producer : Enrique Aular, Juan Antonio Díaz & Marcel Rasquin 
  • Music : Rigel Mitxelena
  • Cinematographer : Enrique Aular
  • Editor : Juan Melián & Carolina Aular
  • Casting : Beto Benites
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2010
  • Release Date : 08/24/12
  • Countries of Production : Venezuela
  • Languages : Spanish
  • Running Time : 97 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
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Audio commentary with director Marcel Rasquin

Interview with Marcel Rasquin

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Watch SIBYL on Virtual Cinema!

Lacking inspiration for her new novel, psychotherapist Sibyl (Virginie Efira) borrows source material from her newest patient Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color), blurring fiction and reality in this sly, sultry character study from Justine Triet. Find SIBYL playing in select theaters and virtually with a local arthouse under “Theatrical Engagements” in the link below.

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