Messi Messi Messi Messi/ 2

Yes, here we go again with some football, four times Messi/ 2, explanation will follow. But look at the two old boys on the photo, to the right one half of the directorate of the yearly Magnificent7 festival in Belgrade, Zoran Popovic, whose wife Svetlana, the other half, took the photo, and to the left this blogger who is responsible for the football posts on filmkommentaren. We sit in the lobby of Hotel Prezident in Sremski Karlovci in Serbia, style Louis XVI, cherubines in the background. It is last sunday evening and our only way to watch el classico Barcelona against Real Madrid was to go online via some unauthorized links on the computer.

We did and what a treat from the side of Messi (and by the way also by Ronaldo), who made two goals, one of them his classic free kick that gave no chance to Casillas, best goalkeeper in the world. Some days later Messi was back in his homeland to play for Argentina against Uruguay, and he (captain of the national team that night!) again scored twice. Free kick again but as everyone expected that he would kick over the defense wall and therefore jumped high, he made a flat kick, keeping the ball to the ground. Gooool!

Four goals from Messi, this time over two games, last time in one match. And take a look at analytical Popovic and his finger explaining to the Dane that Messi’s first goal was a good one, and not by hasard as Xavi cleverly blocked a Real player to get near to Messi. Clever man, this Zoran.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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