"NEXT GOAL WINS" GETS WORLD PREMIER AT TIFF

Jun 28, 2023

By Christine Ross

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The Toronto International Film Festival has confirmed the first film to play at the September festival.

It’s Taika Waititi’s long-awaited soccer comedy “Next Goal Wins” will get its world premier at TIFF.

The film is based on the documentary of the same name about the under-achieving American Samoa soccer team’s attempt to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

Michael Fassbender stars as the down-on-his-luck coach tasked with turning the team around.

Waikiki¬† was last at the festival in 2019 for the world premiere of “Jojo Rabbit,” which wonthe Academy Award for best adapted screenplay.

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