Javier LINARES (Transglobe Pictures), José María MORALES (Wanda Films)
The birth of a passion, tells the story of football from its remotest origins. The documentary is a faithful reflection of the evolution of the sport, from its beginnings until it became the greatest spectacle in the world. The film is based on the wealth of archaeological evidence which clearly shows that games similar to present-day football have been played since the third century before Christ. The most representative games that could be regarded as ancestors of football and that have been played throughout the course of history in very different cultures and in different parts of the world are recovered from the past through dramatizations and historical reconstructions.