FOUR YEAR PLAN | 97 min | UK | 2011
Directed by Mat Hodgson
Flavio Briatore, Bernie Ecclestone, Lakshmi Mittal, and Amit Bhatia purchased Queens Park Rangers in 2007 on the brink of relegation and bankruptcy, and allowed filmmaker Mat Hidgson unprecedented access to document to roller coaster ride that ensued. The phenomenon of high-profile billionaires swooping in to revitalize English football clubs with huge infusions of cash isn’t new, but the inner workings of the process has never been seen in such up close and riveting detail.
This film contains adult language.
Winner Best Documentary Award, Marbella International Film Festival October 2011
‘Superb! The film that will shock Football’
“فيلم لابد من مشاهدته”
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Kicking + Screening Film Festival is presented in partnership with NYUAD Institute.
ARTS IN CONTEXT
Join us for lively post screening football discussions as part of the festival.
Access & Insight: Making Football Films
Four Year Plan director, Mat Hodgdson talks with Greg Lalas and Jan Tilman Schwab about the making of Four Year Plan. Get the inside scoop on the incredible access he and his team were afforded to the QPR ownership group. They will discuss the creation of soccer films and how the players reacted to being filmed. They will also cover the making of other classic documentary soccer films that featured revealing looks inside a squad.
Director Four Year Plan
Jan Tilman Schwab
International football film expert, author of Fussball In Film: The Lexicon of Football Films
Kicking + Screening Founder and Festival Director