23 January 2012
Thank God for subtitles.
Ever since EuroBasket 2011 concluded in September, a host of foreign national filmmakers have brought about some of the most compelling and behind-the-scenes documentaries of the European Championship in Lithuania.
"Euro Star" brings to life the basketball journey of the French National Team thanks to director Benoit Dujardin. The 52-minute film recreates France's path from the first game of the tournament to the EuroBasket Final against eventual winner Spain. Complete with footage and feature interviews with Tony Parker, Nicolas Batum, Joakim Noah, Boris Diaw and the rest of Les Bleus, the flick is another chance to step inside EuroBasket for a team heading to the 2012 London Olympics.
While you are at it, also make sure to check out "The Belgian Lions - A Locker Room Story", by producer-director Johan Dirkx and Robin Vandenbergh, in what Dirkx calls "a fly-on-the-wall chronicle of the Belgian Lions' struggles" at EuroBasket 2011 (trailier available here).
Hat tip to EuroStep who has the complete run down of hoops documentaries going down right now.