“One of the things I find frustrating about drama is that the process can somehow kill spontaneity,” he says. I play football, I watch football. “I was at a show on print making and pop art at the Hayward Gallery last year and it popped into my head that essentially what we are doing is like [Andy] Warhol: taking footage and making something else with it,” he says. He's fighting with the owner. Kapadia wasn’t ready when first approached: “I actually said ‘No, because I've just done a film about a Brazilian sporting hero. 0 comment. Bastian Schweinsteiger has enjoyed some of the finest displays of his career since reinventing himself as a deep-lying midfielder. His first feature The Warrior (2001) was shot in the Himalayas and desert regions of India and in Hindi, winning the BAFTA for Best British Film. In this room a lot of it.” We were seated in the modern interior of a London office block, overlooking the city. Asif Kapadia knows you’ve only seen two of his films. 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But the challenge of dealing with Diego Maradona was part of the excitement, because I don't think there's many more difficult people.”. “I wanted to test myself with somebody who is still around and to tell a different type of story about what happens when you get older if you’re a star.”. The filmmaker recalled the time when he got a chance to meet Maradonna, and how he had touched the footballer’s feet. Amy, on the hand, became a musical. “Really, the place that was closest to home was Naples.”. It felt like you were telling the same story again and again. He is loquacious, enthusiastic, and naturally inquisitive. Tabloid journalism has turned the Argentine into both genius and pariah, but Kapadia unearths a more complex, sympathetic but still enigmatic character. Two obvious questions had to be answered: How do you represent the life of such a mercurial legend in just two hours; and how can you elicit sympathy for a man who burned almost every bridge he ever crossed? Maradona’s life may continue to go around in circles, with innumerable fresh starts, perhaps still searching for the peace that Diego so desired; but a film is linear, and must end. “Amy had a rise and fall as she was suffering.” He gestured a graph, up and down. Listen Now. Maradona, for all his faults - including a drug compromised relationship with the Camorra - is fighting demons not always of his own making. What makes a legend? “The personal experience of the documentary maker on the subject matter - their voiced narration, sometimes their filmed presence, often distracts from the story. A sif Kapadia sips his latte and glances at the Tour de France on the TV in Bar Italia in Soho. Music lover: Maradona with records in 1980, “I am interested in taking not particular likeable characters and humanising them,” he says. Diego Maradona: Scored 81 goals for Italian side Napoli, “People only remember the latter version of Maradona, his deceit, his drug problems, his obesity,” says director Asif Kapadia. His early award-winning films include The Sheep Thief (1997), winner of the 2nd Prize Cinéfondation for Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival, and The Warrior (2001), winning the BAFTA Award for Best British Film 2003.. Kapadia directed the documentary film Senna (2010), based on … It’s very organic and evolved. I don't know what state he’s going to be in, I don't know if he's going to open up. It tries to … I made Senna and Amy, and I never met them. Director Asif Kapadia has gained a huge recognition with two others archive-driven stories – Senna (2010) and Amy (2015). “I wanted to test myself with somebody who is still around and to tell a different type of story”. But when you`re become a troubled person using drugs, alcohol, there is no one there for you to rescue: only judgement and jokes you hear towards your persona. Six leading international bodies own IBC, representing both exhibitors and visitors. Tim Dams finds out what’s next . He'll be fine tomorrow.’, This capricious behaviour was hardly surprising to the crew, but it was costing money. I don't wait around for famous people. “I've been talking about this film for six months non-stop. Kapadia tells Rabona’s Richard Lee-Graham about the challenges of making Maradona, the rationale behind choosing 1980s Naples as the film’s backdrop, and a tortured soul still grappling with his legendary status. I had ten hours with Diego Maradona. Some of the most affective moments are when the Argentine legend’s coarse, wistful voiceover attends his young onscreen avatar, whether he’s on the pitch or partying with the mafia. Make sure it works, Rory Peck Awards 2020: Covering coronavirus and conflict, Keeping it live: Innovation in live events, IBC's Diversity and Inclusivity Charter of Commitments. I have a family, I have a life. Watch. Just the fact of where I had to travel - Barcelona, Dubai, Argentina and Italy - in order to catch up with him shows that he never stays in one place for long. To mark the football icon's death, we republish that interview below. It might seem that, since Mexico ’86, Maradona has been on a mission to sabotage his legacy. Anyone could have seen the footage. Both films exploring characters … That’s what this film sets out to reveal and confront.”. I'd interview people and my final question would be, ‘How do I end the film?’ And everyone had a different version depending where they were from. Kapadia feels no rancour towards Maradona, or Argentina. Since then, the Derby della Capitale has been punctuated by violence and riots. Asif Kapadia, the director of the documentary ’Diego Maradona,’ takes us inside the film, which debuts on HBO on Oct. 1. The only price Diego had to pay was to disappear forever. Kapadia seemed at home; sprawling back on the mauve sofa or leaning forward to sip espresso as we spoke. Kapadia was invited to Maradona’s home for his first meeting with the man himself. Asif Kapadia's invasive account of Diego's life at Napoli is integral to understanding the man and the myth, more poignant now after his death . He wouldn't train. Show more. Even when I was making the film, I was trying, and I got him to talk about stuff he's never talked about, but watching the film may entail dealing with his past, which he doesn't do.”. This did the trick. “Like Senna, he is a Latin American hero of the people. He's good, he's good now.’, “So we go back, but this time I don't take a crew. INTERVIEW Asif Kapadia's Saint And Senna Asif Kapadia, director of the documentary "Senna" . Asif Kapadia On Finding A Thrilling New Style Of Documentary Filmmaking With Senna, Amy, And Now, Diego Maradona The Oscar-winning filmmaker on why Diego Maradona is like a gangster film, and creating a cinematic experience combining archival footage and audio interviews October 9, 2019 11 … Depicting the life and death of the Formula One driver … What I wanted the film to do - and the world has reacted in that way that I’d hoped - is to allow people to feel sympathy and empathy for some character there.”. I look at footage, read books, throw the net as wide as I can to find out everything about a character. In a way he's never dealt with his past. Clearly Amy is not here to talk to, but we do have her songs and her lyrics which are very personal and in the film, they become her voice to help us understand what was going on in her head.”. It’s not clear why. Diego Maradona has left us at the age of 60. The artistry of Kapadia’s documentaries happens in the laboratory of the editing suite and the trial and error of test screenings. A bio-doc of boxer Mike Tyson is rumoured and would make an obviously juicy next target for Kapadia’s attention. His films have been box office successes around the world as well as being critically … When your players do it, you don't complain. This included ditching the customary talking heads and narrative voiceover for a more intimate approach that managed to tap into the vulnerability of his personality. Sport biopics are not new to Kapadia, nor are talented but flawed and tragic subjects. We're just working in London, researching, thinking about who to meet in Argentina, who to meet in Naples. Diego Maradona is arguably the most gifted footballer the world has ever laid eyes on. Everything that comes afterwards is the legend. The player he was talking about was Jesse Lingard. It's safe to say it remains the fiercest in Italy. “There’s a bit of Senna and Amy in Diego,” says Kapadia, who travelled to Dubai to interview him on several occasions. Through On the Corner Films, the production company he runs with producer James Gay-Rees, he exec produced another football doc about troubled Brazilian striker Ronaldo; a retrospective look back at Oasis (Supersonic) and last year’s hard hitting three part examination of police inaction following the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence. Asif … Asif Kapadia is a man who has been busy building his own legend for documentaries that focus on, well, legends. Some icons look to preserve their legacy, painstaking over every public appearance or receding into mysterious obscurity while their filament still burns brightest. And the film is better for it. “It was kind of scary. There were fans in France and Brazil asking what a Brit is going to tell us about Aryton – until they saw the film. I realised subsequently, he had probably just woken up. “I got hold of Maradona’s local translator and I said, ‘I'm not hanging around anymore. “I asked someone who's quite madly obsessed with Maradona, and he said, ‘Do you know what? “Maradona’s paradigm is basically a series of circles, repeating, repeating,” his index finger swirls in the air, like a conductor. Asif Kapadia, who was responsible for directing a documentary film on Diego Maradona, has now paid tribute to the late footballer. But then suddenly the door shut.” Kapadia has not had contact with Maradona since their final interview. Menu. He is quite intimidating - the idea of him. Benito Mussolini was a man who usually got his own way. “It can lock you down to what you want to say but with documentary, I can be investigative and journalistic.”, “One frustrating thing about drama is that the process can kill spontaneity”, He continues, “I begin by doing a lot of research. A contract was drawn up and it was agreed that Kapadia could have an unprecedented ten hours of interview time with Maradona. Asif Kapadia Amy’s mother Janis, who Mitch left when Amy was nine, “is as upset as I am”, he claimed. By Georgia Humphreys See photos images. What was different, in terms of gathering archive footage, in this film? And no wonder, perhaps, he has yet to show any appetite for watching Kapadia’s film. When you`re famous everyone wants a piece of you: and no one cares much if you are half dead or very much alive. While some go the supermarket and others worship, Baiteze Squad’s religion is football. A 43-year-old Londoner, Kapadia is the man behind Amy, a documentary that chronicles Winehouse’s tragic decline from bright-eyed prodigy to doomed tabloid obsession. Film spotlight: Director Asif Kapadia on what it was like to interview Maradona. 6:05pm on Wednesday 25th November 2020 By Paul Macdonald. The British director started out making fiction features, including the critically acclaimed The Warrior (2001), before moving to biographical documentaries. There's about eight of us in Dubai and we're meant to meet him, and we hire a studio – but he doesn't turn up. In an interview, where Maradona was asked if he likes being called Pele's successor, he said, "I simply want to be Maradona. “A whole bunch of us go to Dubai – everyone wants to meet him,” Kapadia said. It was clear.” And of the Hand of God? It would eventually take Kapdia and his team over two years to sift through until they had spliced the story they wanted. “Essentially what we are doing is like Andy Warhol: taking footage and making something else with it”, “We’re taking material and zooming or panning into it, altering its colour, slowing it down, adding text and music, clipping dialogue, taking interviews from here and there to create a new interpretation which, I hope, is somehow more aesthetic, more political, deeper, emotional.”. Vivendi and Mediaset: the end of hostilities? Moore /PopcornReel.com FOLLOW TWEET Fri day, August 26, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO BORN AND RAISED in Hackney, North London, Asif Kapadia, 39, is a supporter of Liverpool Football … Asif Kapadia is a man fast becoming known for powerful documentaries, though to say that with only two under his belt is testament to his talent. Penning … Asif Kapadia’s new film tells the bittersweet story of a deeply flawed genius who captured the hearts of a nation. “I really wanted him to watch it,” said Kapadia, with a modicum of regret. Academy award and four time BAFTA award winning Director / Writer / Producer Asif Kapadia is known for his visually striking films exploring characters living in timeless, extreme and unforgiving landscapes. “There’s a bit of Senna and Amy in Diego,” says Kapadia, who travelled to Dubai to interview him on several occasions. These icons are made from the same stuff as you and me, yet they have the potential to exist indefinitely, as soundbites, grainy videos, gifs – highlights that become part of the world’s collective memory: Ali’s rope-a-dope; Jordan’s trademark dunk; Pele in those Viagra ads. The legend continues. All roads lead to Naples, 1984. “Maradona’s isn’t a story of twists and turns. Read our policy. In Sir Alex Ferguson’s final days as Manchester United coach, he recommended that the club keep faith in one of their academy kids. When someone else does it, you think everyone's corrupt. He gets into an argument. Is the film industry turning on to artificial intelligence? As we were making the film I kept thinking, I don't know where this film ends. These are characters who lived their lives in ways that just couldn’t be made up.”. Diego Maradona is the final part of filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s trilogy about genius and destruction, following on from Senna and the Oscar-winning Amy.But unlike those subjects, Maradona is alive and as volatile as ever. He has also returned to fiction, directing Ali and Nino, an adaptation of a classic romantic novel set in Azerbaijan, and two episodes of Netflix serial killer series Mindhunter for showrunner David Fincher. We waited a week and we got five minutes with him.”, At that point, Kapadia had accepted that the intro in Dubai was the first and last time they would meet. In his latest documentary, director Asif Kapadia unearths the complex and sympathetic man behind the enigmatic Argentine football legend. Next, he went to the Arctic tundra to shoot Far North, a psychological drama starring Sean Bean and Michelle Yeoh. Fiammetta: From an archive perspective, Diego Maradona presented some specific challenges that maybe were not so … Their insights ensure that the annual convention is always relevant, comprehensive and timely. Like Amy, I don’t think he’s ever been able to feel comfortable in his own skin. Stream Roger Bennett’s full interview with Asif Kapadia on Apple Podcast. One of the greatest we've ever seen is gone, a life more than lived, … No wonder he is like he is. “They forget how incredible he was. But Mexico ’86 was the World Cup that certified his genius. Critics Praise the Film. “I’d spent all my life watching and working on drama,” he explains. “There was something about me being older and realising the fact I can meet him. We sent Richard Lee-Graham to watch the biopic, which is at cinemas from June 14. The walls of the room were painted black, as though we were inside a camera. It would have been a happy ending if they'd just died coming back from Mexico.’ People feel like everything that comes afterwards was a let-down, so we had to come up with a future-proof ending. Senna had a very particular direct line,” Kapadia said, his finger drawing in the air. The virtual edition of the Rory Peck Awards, which recognise the work of freelance journalists around the world, were dominated by two brilliant films about the impact of Coronavirus. George Jarrett spoke with the winners. But that wasn’t until years later. Only now we have been to Argentina, where I met people who've grown up with Maradona, who've been obsessed with him, and I realised they'd be lucky if they'd had 15 minutes with Maradona. Some die unexpectedly, tragically, suspending their legend in amber – Senna, Winehouse, and a whole cohort of musicians in ‘The 27 club’: Hendrix, Cobain, Morrison – Kapadia did not want for potential protagonists if he wished to continue the posthumous theme. Muhammad Ali, sadly, fought on for too long; not harming his legend, but the agile mind that made him one. “I did at one point ask him about this idea of Diego and Maradona. After Amy became the UK’s most successful documentary with earnings in excess of $25 million, Kapadia had his pick of projects. News Film spotlight: What it was like to interview Diego Maradona . By Adrian Pennington2019-06-05T08:39:00+01:00. So I never really grew up hating him.”. “I guess I sat down one day and realised that there are incredible, powerful stories about huge characters waiting to be told that didn’t require the pretence of fiction. Senna’s depiction of the Brazilian’s fate is almost spiritual. He went on to study film at 3 different higher education institutions. Asif Kapadia interview: on directing Senna Features With the superb documentary Senna out in cinemas now, we met director Asif Kapadia to talk about the feature and its depiction of a F1 legend… With Lauren Laverne. “Like Senna, he is a Latin American hero of the people. They think they know him, but they do not. The first question is answered in the thumping opening credits, montaging Maradona’s early life and career alongside a high-octane and perilous car chase through narrowing cobbled streets. Other megastars cannot let go, stagnating in mediocracy or chasing the chimera of new glories. 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The reflections that Kapadia manages to coax out gives the film a melancholic undertone; but Maradona’s charm is also undeniably prominent, and though we’re not shown his talking head, there are moments you can imagine him smile, or gesticulate, or raise his eyebrows, like when he recalls with a rasping chuckle, “There were many, many beautiful women”. His early award-winning films include The Sheep Thief (1997), winner of the 2nd Prize Cinéfondation for Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival It's kind of mad.”. This device is effective in untangling our preconceptions of Diego Maradona, portraying him as a naïve, fallible mortal, blessed with a singular talent and then dropped into a toxic stew of rabid paparazzi, cocaine dusted parties, mafia grooming, and deification in the eyes of the obsessive Napolitano. “No matter how we edited it, the film always started again every time he arrived in a new city. “Eight months go by. A mercurial talent whose genius knew no bounds. Moore by Omar P.L. There's one guy. “We gave him a gift [a poster of himself] and shook hands and he said, ‘You know, we're going to make a great film together.’ And that was it. Asif Kapadia - Asif Kapadia (born 1972) is a British filmmaker. Kapadia explained: “It was after the '94 World Cup [when a disgraced Maradona was booted out the tournament for failing a drugs test], summer '96, '97, I was at film school and I read a book about Maradona called Hand of God by Jimmy Burns. Filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s homage to Diego Maradona. “Your parents? BBC DG Tim Davie: “We’re not trying to beat Netflix”, IBC Workflow Tours: Content creation and post-production, Disney, Universal and Technicolor join Microsoft’s IBC SHOWCASE lineup, Firstlight Media to get personal at IBC SHOWCASE. “I've come to realise, he has spent his life arriving in new places with great hope, and everyone loves him. Tomorrow. I guess if someone were to run a line through my work all the way from the Royal College of Art to today you might suggest they are about outsiders. True fictionKapadia says his interest in film had always been in the cinema of Japan and Asia, France and Italy but that his own attempts at ‘world cinema’, like The Warrior, had been tough. But when his hopes of building a single football team in Rome to take on the supremacy of the teams in northern Italy were scuppered by Lazio, who refused to join forces with three other local teams to form AS Roma in 1927, a rivalry was born. I know how sport works. I don't want to be the successor nor the second Pele." Completing the third part of an unexpected trilogy delving into the darker side of fame, Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona premiered last night on the Croisette, even if its subject, in ill healt… Then he becomes a much more charming guy. He was born in Hackney, London. Tabloid journalism has turned the Argentine into both genius and pariah, but Kapadia unearths a more complex, sympathetic but still enigmatic character. He came down the stairs, and the first time I saw him, he didn't look great. It’s linked to their addiction, but it’s also linked to being a child star.”. At one point in the new film about his life, Diego Maradona says: “I played football because I didn’t want to return to Villa Fiorito.”. “The reason to make this film was that we didn't know the ending. The documentary suggests that the intensity of his battles on the pitch, and the insecurities he exhibited in a chaotic life off it, was forged in the poverty of the Buenos Aires shantytown where he grew up and the subsequent sudden shock of his superstardom. They're like, ‘Oh, he's not feeling great today. In fact, his first memory of television was the ’78 World Cup Final hosted in Argentina and a snowstorm of tickertape. Of the switch from drama to documentary, Kapadia explains that he went through “a mid-life, existential crisis” between ten and 15 years ago when he realised he’d fallen out of love with fiction and with the process of making it. We’ll do interviews which often throws up more questions. “I bring my producers, I bring a camera, I bring a sound recorder, a translator. There's this footage that exists.’”, ‘This footage’ turned out to be over 500 hours’ worth of behind-the-scenes videotape following Maradona from Boca, to Barca, to Napoli, and beyond. And then something goes wrong. Show caption 1 / 1. For whatever reason it got to the point with both that even when things were going well, they would push away the people who cared for them. This interview with Asif Kapadia took place in October 2019 after the release of his documentary Diego Maradona and first appeared in issue two of Champions Journal. But he chose Maradona; alive and as volatile as ever. Interview: Filmmaker Asif Kapadia talks about “AMY” Posted by Ulkar Alakbarova in Interviews // 0 Comments. His … “I’ve never held a grudge. Asif Kapadia succeeds in painting a pretty well-rounded picture of Diego Maradona in the documentary, without falling prey to the folly of looking at the man purely in terms of his career in football. I wasn’t interested in that at all.”. “With Senna, everything was free to view on YouTube. His trilogy of documentaries is about talent brutally short-circuited by the system. Subverting documentariesThe Londoner has spent four years, on and off, making the film although the idea came from a book he’d read long before making his first documentary. That's really what he became, the myth, the legendary Diego Maradona. He'd get done for drugs. So, why him? “Making one was the gold standard, everything I’d aimed for, but I just wasn’t being engaged any more. It is with their support that IBC remains the leading international forum for everyone involved in content creation, management and delivery. Kapadia’s style is also to use a kaleidoscope of picture and sound manipulation. By Prince Yiadom, The question of how to trigger sympathy in the audience was answered by those who were once closest to the young Maradona: There was Diego, the boy from the Buenos Aires slums in search of peace, who wanted nothing more than to play football so he could buy a house for his mother; and there is Maradona, the eruptive genius who dragged Diego out of the slums by the scruff of his neck to become a celestial footballer unlike the world had ever seen. Only after a year or two of the writing process do we start to find what looks like a story. But he was sanguine, undeterred. We call his people. I felt that most movies I saw were just pretending to tell incredible stories.”. By Julia Felsentha l. July 7, 2015. English football’s greatest ever coach talked of a player with searing pace, a strong work ethic and fantastic skill, even though he was considered too small and weak to rub shoulders with the big boys during the Scot's reign. He studied graphic design before film and the influence shows. Amy, Aryton… there’s nothing formulaic about their lives. “Diego left home very early,” adds Kapadia. Your mum?” Probably the media, I said. In contrast to director Paul Greengrass, who has taken his background in documentaries into gritty dramas ripped from the headlines (United 93; 22 July), Kapadia made the switch from fiction to documentary “intentionally to subvert the genre” by treating real-life stories like a drama. Things go sour and he'd leave town and go to the next job. Amy and Maradonna filmmaker Asif Kapadia has said he believes “all documentaries are fake”.. Diego Maradona is the final part of filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s trilogy about genius and destruction, following on from Senna and the Oscar-winning Amy. Kapadia has done more than alchemise empathy, he has added weight to the legend’s canon, producing the quintessential artefact of Maradona at his peak, reviving his greatness so it can be experienced anew; an unforgettable footballer who can be reappraised for what he was, not what he is. Photo: Alex Lake. If you're looking for a fascinating new documentary to watch, Diego … “It’s very, very emotional for them,” Kapadia told Rabona, having recently returned from publicising the documentary in South America. I don't know what you're talking about.’ So he would dispute that concept, but what's interesting is everyone else says, ‘No, he was someone else.’ Something happened, something changed.”. His previous documentary features, Senna, about Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, and Amy, about the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, share similarities with Kapadia’s treatment of the 60-year old ex-footballer. His graduation short from the Royal College of Art, Sheep Thief, was shot on 16mm using a non-professional cast in Rajasthan. If Senna, in Kapadia’s film, was the tragedy of one man versus the commercial machine, Winehouse is portrayed as a working-class hero whose wings were burned by the media. The feat of Mexico ’86 is at the heart of Maradona’s legend, and is still the most outstanding individual display in World Cup history. BT Sport, Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Behind the scenes, Rabona Magazine, Rich MacIver. “That idea came out of the editing,” Kapadia said. 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