Film4 speak to Asif Kapadia about his new film Diego Maradona which documents the life of footballing legend Diego Maradona.

In this interview, we learn how Asif created the film and went through hours and hours of film footage to construct a unique look into the Argentinian’s wild life. The director’s previous works include the documentaries Amy, about Amy Winehouse and Senna, which was about the F1 legend Aryton Senna. In this interview, Asif describes how this film was unlike the other docs he had made, as both had tragic endings, as both Amy Winehouse and Senna died at young ages.

Film4 Speaks To The Director Of The Thrilling New Diego Maradona Film image of Maradona

In this interview, we hear how the director managed to create a satisfying ending for this documentary when Maradona’s life was still going on. Even into his 50s Maradona is still finding ways to surprise the public. Asif tells us how he created an ending for a story that isn’t over yet. The interview gives us an amazing look into the work that went into this groundbreaking documentary and shows us how difficult it is to make a film about one of sports most mysterious legends.

Asif Kapadia|Film4|Film

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