After telling the stories of Anton Senna and Amy Winehouse, Asif Kapadia is turning his attention to the footballing legend.
Award winning director Asif Kapadia is to make a new documentary on Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona, Variety reports. Kapadia has previously helmed documentaries on racing driver Anton Senna and Amy Winehouse and is also working on a film about British rock band Oasis.
Footballer Diego Maradona is the subject of Asif Kapadia’s next project.
Speaking about the project Kapadia said: “I’ve long been a fan of Diego Maradona. I was taken by his character, his genius, honesty, passion, humour and vulnerability. I was fascinated by his journey, wherever he went there were moments of incredible brilliance and drama.”
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The movie's thesis is that the 1990 World Cup semi-final in Turin, between England and West Germany, was a pivotal moment in English football history. And they really work to make their case, starting with the economic and political chaos in Britain at the time, along with national outrage over England manager Bobby Robson, fuelled by vicious tabloid headlines. People were still feeling bruised by Maradona's Hand of God (in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final), and no one trusted the new hothead star Paul Gascoigne.
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Diego Maradona Saturday 6th December 2008 attends a grand felicititation to D.A.Maradona at Salt Lake Stadium, he also enjoys a friendly match between Chief Minister of West Bengal vs External Affairs Ministry XI (Govt of India) in Kolkata. Calcutta, India