Dir : Asif Kapadia / 130 mins / United Kingdom / Spanish, English / 2019
Diego Maradona documents and centres around the time Maradona switched sides from FC Barcelona to S.S.C. Napoli in 1984, eventually winning the 1988–89 UEFA Cup with the Italian team.
Cannes Film Festival – Nominee – Golden Eye – Asif Kapadia – 2019
Locarno International Film Festival – Nominee – Variety Piazza Grande Award – Asif Kapadia – 2019
Produced by James Gay-Rees / Paul Martin
Written by Asif Kapadia
Starring Diego Maradona
Music by Antônio Pinto
Edited by Chris King
Production Company – On the Corner Film 4
Directors Biography & Filmography
Asif Kapadia (born 1972) is a British filmmaker of Indian descent. He directed several award-winning films, including The Sheep Thief (1997), winner of the 2nd Prize Cinéfondation for Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival, The Warrior (2001), which won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film and Senna (2010), winner of the World Cinema Audience Award Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2011.
BAFTA award winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia is known for his visually striking films which explore the lives of ‘outsiders’, characters living in timeless, extreme and unforgiving circumstances or landscapes. His films have been awarded and distributed internationally and shown how versatile and expressive British cinema can be.
Kapadia’s distinct visual style continued with his first feature The Warrior (2001, FilmFour), shot in the deserts of Rajasthan and the snow capped Himalaya. The Warrior was championed in the British Press as ‘epic’and ‘stunning’ (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian) and was nominated for three BAFTA awards, winning two the Alexander Korda Award for the outstanding British Film of the Year 2002 and The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a Director, Screenwriter or Producer in their First Feature.
The Warrior also won the Grand Prix at the Dinard Film Festival, the prestigious Sutherland Award at the London Film Festival, the Evening Standard British Film Awards for the Most Promising Newcomer, the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Film and the Technical Achievement Award for Cinematography at the British Independent Film Awards and the Jury Prize for the best cinematography at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2011
Winner of Best Documentary – Audience Award at the Adelaide Film Festival 2011