Nominated for the 2020 BAFTA for Best Documentary. ‘Half man, half god’ Diego Maradona was one of football’s true geniuses. From an Argentinian shanty town, his talents commanded record fees and international glory. In this inspired documentary portrait from Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), we follow him as he arrives at Naples in 1984, leading the club to their first ever title. But this success was the eye of the storm: Maradona’s time in Naples was seven years of tumultuous chaos and jagged alliances. Using more than 500 hours of unseen footage from Maradona’s archive, this is another gripping story of an exceptional and complex person from the Oscar and BAFTA winning documentary team behind ‘Amy’ and ‘Senna’.
★★★★ “It’s like a 130-minute Match of the Day title sequence created by Sophocles.” - Peter Bradshaw’s Film of the Week, The Guardian
★★★★ “Impressive filmmaking, with the usual precision and intelligence of editing.” - Terri White, Empire