The next title for Diego Maradona

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

The award-winning documentary "Diego Maradona" by the British film director Asif Kapadia adds another award to his collection: the jury, consisting of Katrin Müller-Hohenstein, Almuth Schult, Jonas Hummels, Aljoscha Pause and Svend Rybner chose the film for this year's 11mm jury prize. The latest film by Kapadias completes his trilogy, together with his masterpieces "Senna" and "Amy".


In "Diego Maradona", Kapadia focuses on the spectacular years Maradona spent with the SSC Neapel, where he was celebrating sensationally two championships and the UEFA-Cupsieg, before he had to leave the city head over heels as a fallen superstar, deeply lost in the swamp of drugs and Camorra. "Having Asif Kapadia with us via livestream, talking in detail about the making of the film obviously was one of the highlights of this year's festival," says festival director Christoph Gabler.

Aljoscha Pause, member of the jury resumes: "Diego Maradona does not only show DIEGO and MARADONA. For me, this approach alone is an ingenious trick. There is Diego as the private individual - the accessible, sensitive, almost incredibly friendly, natural and authentic human being. And we see Maradona, the artificial character, the star, the fabrication, the projection screen, the last dehumanised icon - the mutant." And for Katrin Müller-Hohenstein the documentary is "an absolute highlight for all fans of Diego Maradona". But the documentary "Home Games" about a young Ukrainian woman touched her heart, as she says in the video.