WILL RECEIVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT
THE 72ND CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Picture credit: ©Alfredo Capozzi
IN UK & IRISH CINEMAS NATIONWIDE FROM 14 JUNE
London, Thursday 18 April 2019 – A new image has been released for DIEGO MARADONA following the announcement that the film’s World Premiere will take place at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. DIEGO MARADONA will be seen by audiences for the first time anywhere in the world when it will play in Official Selection (Out of Competition) at the 72nd edition of the Festival which runs from 14 May – 25 May.
On 14 June 2019, the multi BAFTA and Academy Award®-winning team behind SENNA (2010) and AMY (2015) complete their hat-trick with the highly anticipated release of DIEGO MARADONA. Featuring exclusive interviews with Diego Maradona and constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from his personal archive, this is the story behind the greatest football player of all time.
DIEGO MARADONA, is an On The Corner Films production and comes from the lauded filmmaking team of Academy Award® & BAFTA winning director Asif Kapadia, Academy Award® & BAFTA winning producer James Gay-Rees, BAFTA winning editor Chris King and music by Golden Globe nominee Antonio Pinto. The film is also produced by Paul Martin (RONALDO) and will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland by Altitude, the distributors of the critically acclaimed and box office record-breaking AMY.
Having never won a major tournament, ailing football giant SSC Napoli had underachieved. Their fanatical support was unequalled in both passion and size. None was more feared. But how they ached for success…
On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other. Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams.
But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became almost a prisoner of the city.