On 14 June 2019, the multi BAFTA and Academy Award-winning team behind Senna and Amy complete their hat-trick with the highly anticipated cinema release of Diego Maradona.
Featuring exclusive interviews with 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 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.
Director Asif Kapadia commented: “Diego Maradona is about an uneducated streetwise kid from a shantytown, thrust into the height of worldwide fame, earning huge amounts of money, given a Godlike status, all because of his magical left foot.
“I wanted to try to understand this charismatic genius, to show all sides of his personality, focussing on his time in Naples, when he became the greatest player in the world, but also where his problems began to spiral out of control.”