Time to get out your favourite soccer gear and head down to Luna Leederville on Sunday 21 July for the Diego Maradona screening event that will have you in a frenzy! From 4.15pm you can enjoy table soccer inside the cinema, Latino beats from Cool Perth nights, Argentinian finger food from El Asador*, Siena's pizza*, and $5 beer purchased from our pop-bar. (* while stock last) Film starts 4.45pm
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna) tackles the controversial and divisive soccer megastar Diego Maradona in this outstanding Cannes-selected documentary.
Kapadia's film begins with Maradona's move to Italy in 1984. After being shunned by Europe's star teams, the charismatic Argentine had been signed by down-at-heel SSC Napoli. The southern city, impoverished and in the vice-like grip of the Camorra, was fighting relegation.
Maradona led them to their first-ever title; it was the stuff of dreams, and the stocky captain became the people's hero in a town wildly fanatical about soccer and their city. His image was everywhere, even pictured in the arms of God!
But there was a price to pay for this rampant adulation, and the fast-living Maradona's fall from grace was brutal. Not just a film about a soccer hero, or even the game itself, Kapadia's accomplished documentary ( from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive with the full support of the man himself.) reveals both halves of this magnetic figure: Diego, the talented boy from a Buenos Aires slum; and Maradona, the epic hero brought low by his own hubris and folly. In Spanish and English with English subtitles)
'Asif Kapadia's doc is a surprisingly emotional ride...' - Time Out
"Asif Kapadia...captures all the euphoria and catastrophe in a gripping documentary about the 'hand of God" megastar.' - The Guardian
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