Diego Luna's short film of the elderly playing soccer will make you smile

Yes, it's an advertisement for Pepsi. But this is the age we live in. Filmmakers gotta make a living, too. And in some ways, commercial work allows filmmakers to express things that the film industry simply won't. 

Which is a long way of saying we have no qualms praising Mexican actor Diego Luna's short soccer film I Will Never Let You Down. Just three minutes long, it's a certain kind of masterpiece, depicting a group of elderly men and women who come together on a dusty field in Latin America to -- what else? -- play a game of soccer.

Under Luna's directorial gaze, this game is played in slow motion to the sweet strains of an Argentine tango, emphasizing a universal truth about futbol: It's a dance, regardless of your age or ability. Enjoy.

K+S