THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Eric Cantona's return to the big screen as a suave detective in his new movie Switch has provoked the usual dismay about football's poor relationship with cinema. Players rarely make great actors and the drama of the sport tends not to translate to the screen. Personal Goals, by the Israeli director Ran Carmeli, is an exception. The 16-minute short, which was posted online by Future Shorts this week, tells the story of young Yaron Tranto. Yaron loves football but will never fulfil his dad's hopes and become a professional. The nine-year-old indulges his father's fantasy with stories of his onfield exploits, but with his team due to play in a cup final, his secret could be out.

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