Performing live to Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait

26 July 2013 / 19:30

£25 - 30

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**The running time for this concert will be approx. 125 minutes.**  Please note there will be no support and no interval during the performance and we therefore urge all customers to arrive in good time for the 7.30pm start.

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One of the most beguiling portrayals of an individual in recent cinematic history, Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait is a football film like no other. Using seventeen cameras, the film tracks the legendary French midfielder Zinédine Zidane throughout a 2005 Spanish league match at Madrid’s imposing Bernabéu Stadium — on and off the ball, in the thick of the action and on its periphery. The result, from directors Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, is a dramatic, hypnotic and deeply beautiful depiction of one of the world’s finest footballers performing on one of the sport’s grandest stages.

The film’s soundtrack was composed by Mogwai, who will be performing it live alongside the movie. The Glasgow quintet have built a deserved reputation for the fearsome intensity of their live performances, and this show offers a unique chance to see them in action, with the premiere at Manchester International Festival and then here in London.

'A hypnotic experience to which you must simply abandon yourself' ★★★★ Guardian

Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait
A film directed by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno
Produced by Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Anna Lena Vaney and Victorien Vaney

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This event is part of:
Contemporary Music concerts
Live in London this summer

Produced by the Barbican in association with ATP concerts

Film courtesy of Anna Lena films / Palomar Pictures
Also at Manchester International Festival on Fri 19 and Sat 20 Jul 2013

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