Parent and Baby: Diego Maradonna

Parent and Baby: Diego Maradonna

Asif Kapadia

  • Director: Asif Kapadia
    Starring: Diego Armando Maradona
    Release Date: Fri 14 Jun 2019
  • 15A
  • 130
    Min

Synopsis

Having never won a major tournament, ailing football giant SSC Napoli had criminally underachieved. Their fanatical support was unequalled in both passion and size. None was more feared. But how they ached for success…

On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other. Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams.

But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became almost a prisoner of the city.

The third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, the film will be constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive and in the style of Senna and Amy, will be a high-end and definitive feature documentary made with the full support of Maradona.

In a city where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. This is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.

At Pálás, we know that it can be hard for new parents to get the time to do something for themselves. Our dedicated Parent and Baby screenings let you catch one of our new releases without having to find a sitter, or worrying that you’ll have to run for the door if the little one gets fussy. Every Tuesday & Saturday morning!

To make it easier for parents to catch a film, there is discounted parking in the Hynes Yard car park for Pálás patrons. We also have a place to store your pram or buggy, and we turn down the volume and keep low lighting for baby (and parent!) comfort.

There is also complimentary tea & coffee for parents before each screening, as well as a 10% discount on lunch in Merrow!