REQUIEM FOR A CUP FINAL
2005 - BBC
Guardian: “Artful and very moving documentary.”
Independent: “Desmet's film trades in poignant little shards of memory."
Daily Telegraph: “It is harrowing stuff. This was a programme that induced soul-stripping honesty in some of its participants.”
Time Out: “An intelligent, thoughtful film about how we deal we violence in our lives.”
The film won the EBU Golden Link Award and was selected as closing night film at the HotDocs festival in Toronto. The film also won the Garland of Honour at the International Sports Movies Festival in Milan. It was shortlisted for the 2006 Grierson Historical Documentary Awards and the Prix Europa Golden Goal Award.
Lode Desmet won his third Belgian TV Press Award with this documentary.