The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival premiered the much-awaited Asif Kapadia-directed “Diego Maradona” biopic film this week.
Kapadia, who directed the acclaimed Ayrton Senna documentary “Senna” and the equally praised Amy Winehouse docu-film “Amy”, garnered positive feedback this week from film critics in France courtesy of his powerful latest offering surrounding the beloved Argentinean national treasure and FIFA World Cup winner, Diego Armando Maradona.
The candidly in-depth “Diego Maradona” biopic release witnessed its first screening this past Tuesday with the biopic’s penultimate screening next Saturday at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival.
The “Diego Maradona” docu-film, constructed from 500 hours of El Diego’s legendary tenure at Serie A club Napoli, witnesses the breathtaking highs and controversial lows of the outspokenly candid Argentinean hero and streetwise urchin from the streets of Buenos Aires who won the hearts of Neopolitans for eternity.
The mesmerizingly breathtaking genius of Maradona brought Serie A side Napoli their first-ever Scudetto in club history, whilst also marking the first occasion in history that a southern Italian club emerged as Serie A champions, thus ending the perennial gulf of dominance and relative divide in footballing terms between northern Italy and southern Italy.
Maradona, who spent six years at Napoli, from 1984 until 1991, won two Scudetto’s, one Coppa Italia, the UEFA Cup (now UEFA Europa League), and indeed the Supercoppa Italiana during his legendary time with the Gli Azzurri.