Pelé: Birth of a Legend

Friday, May 13 - Thursday, June 9, 2016

This is the miraculous story of the legendary soccer player’s rise to glory, from young boy to the 17 year-old who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958. From a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth in Brazil, Pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome the odds and inspire a country that he changed forever. With Vincent D’Onofrio, Colm Meany and noted Brazilian musician Seu Jorge. Official selection: Tribeca Film Festival

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 107 minutes
  • Director Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist