Dubai's Cinema Akil to premier Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona documentary

Dubai's Cinema Akil to premier Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona documentary
Published: 9 September 2019 - 7:19 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

Dubai-based Cinema Akil has secured exclusive screening right's for Asif Kapadia's Diego Maradona documentary a week ahead of all cinema outlets in the UAE.

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival selection Diego Maradona released in UK cinemas on June 14, 2019, while HBO acquired its US rights to the.

Produced and directed by Asif Kapadia (director of the acclaimed Senna and the Oscar-winning Amy) and crafted from more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from the Argentine football star’s personal archives.

The feature-length documentary charts the trials and triumphs of the legendary footballer and includes interviews with Maradona when he was living in Dubai.

Maradona recently took charge of Gimnasia in the Argentine Super League, which currently sits bottom of the table.

The football legend's managerial career has seen him become somewhat of a journeyman having spent time in the UAE where he coached Fujairah for the 2017-2018 season.


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