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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021

My Friend Alexis

Original title: Mi Amigo Alexis
German title: Mein Freund Alexis
102 min
Junior Film
from 11 years
2020 | German Premiere
Direction: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras


2020 | Junior Film

Additional Information

Eleven-year-old Tito Rojas and his family live in a modest flat in a quarter of Santiago de Chile. The boy loves playing football with his sister Gloria and the children next door. His father believes in Tito’s talent. Since becoming a professional football player remained nothing but an unfulfilled dream for him, he now invests all his hope and efforts in his quite skilful son. Tito emulates Chilean football icon Alexis Sánchez, but when the father prescribes professional training for the son, the boy has to restrict his beloved school attendance. An unexpected acquaintance between Tito and the football star develops into a friendship that enriches both their lives, but also brings some challenges. Tito has to swallow a bitter pill and recognise that unfortunately, he is not the greatest football talent. His father, on the other hand, can only slowly and reluctantly accept that his sister Gloria is the real “hero” on the football field.