Altitude Films release new Diego Maradona documentary trailer
Altitude Films have released a new trailer for this summer's documentary on Diego Maradona.
Asif Kapadia — director of the likes of ‘Senna’, ‘Amy’ and producer on ‘Supersonic’ - brings the feature to life and he said that he was drawn to the project by Maradona's brilliance but also the drama that surrounded him.
“I’ve long been a fan of Diego Maradona, I was taken by his character, his genius, honesty, passion, humour and vulnerability," said Kapadia. "I was fascinated by his journey, wherever he went there were moments of incredible brilliance and drama, he was a leader, taking his teams to the very top, but also many lows in his career.
“He was always the little guy fighting against the system, against the wealthy, the powerful and he was willing to do anything, to use all of his cunning and intelligence to win. I first wanted to make a film about Maradona even before I directed Senna, so I’m very excited to have this opportunity. Diego is the greatest player of all time but with flaws and weaknesses, his life was one of extremes, but somehow, ever the street fighter, he has survived to tell the tale.”
The documentary is due for cinema release on 14 June.