This new documentary from Oscar and BAFTA-winner director Asif Kapadia captures the unbelievable life of one of football’s most legendary players.
Charting Maradona's beginnings from the slums of Villa Fiorito in Buenos Aires, to lifting the World Cup for Argentina in 1986, this is a gripping account of a life full of sport, politics, drugs, the mafia, fame, football and – perhaps, above all – excess.
As with his previous features Senna (2011) and Amy (2015), Kapadia draws on contemporary footage and audio from throughout Maradona’s career; we see and hear afresh some of the Argentine's most astonishing moments, including the ‘Hand of God’ goal against England, the triumph of leading underdogs Napoli to the Serie A title, to the problems of addiction, infidelity and friendships with the mafia.
Never cautious, never careful and absolutely never dull, this documentary lays bare one of the most extraordinary sporting figures of our time.
UK 2019 Dir Asif Kapadia 130 min
Barbican Cinema 2
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
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