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Diego Maradona

Sunday 27th  October | 3:30 pm | Post Office

Sponsored by Rory McMahon, Calor Gas

Dir: Asif Kapadia, 130 minutes, UK, 2019, 15A

Featuring: Diego Armando Maradona, Corrado Ferlaino, Maria Rosa Maradona.

Rebel. Hero. Hustler. God.

When Diego Maradona arrived in Naples in 1984, for a world-record fee, the cities cherished football team was transformed from lowly underachievers to Italian and European Champions. Venerated as a God, Maradona was subsumed into a city riddled with corruption, where even the Devil needed bodyguards.

The third film in a loose trilogy on the effects of fame from Asif Kapadia, the Oscar-winning director of ‘Amy’ and ‘Senna’, is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage. Kapadia skilfully unfurls an incredible story of sporting success, the creation of a myth and a cities obsessive devotion to a breathtaking talent that made him the greatest footballer of his generation.

But there was a price… ‘Diego Maradona’ is a unique insight into a football genius’ indomitable spirit and his very human weaknesses.

 

 

 

Reviews:

★★★★ “**** “…a dizzying rush that showcases Kapadia’s most stylish film-making to date.” – Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

★★★★ “Kapadia keeps this dynamic tension to the fore, reminding us of Maradona’s roots, juxtaposing the extravagant lifestyle that made him headline news with the hard-knocks reality of his background.” – Mark Kermode, The Observer

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