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DIEGO MARADONA at Cannes Film Festival

Edited by Chris King, DIEGO MARADONA will screen Out of Competition at Cannes Film Festival 2019.

On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee. For seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football icon and the most passionate but dangerous city in Europe were a perfect match for each other. On the pitch, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, he was treated like a God. The charismatic Argentine loved a fight against the odds and led Napoli to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams. But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased while performing miracles on the pitch but, as time passed, darker days closed in.

Directed by Asif Kapadia, produced by James Gay-Rees and edited by Chris King, the award-winning team behind AMY and SENNA, DIEGO MARADONA is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage.

DIEGO MARADONA will have its world premiere on the 19th May at GRAND THÉÂTRE LUMIÈRE. For more information please click here.