How ‘Diego Maradona’ Director Got Soccer Legend to Talk – But Still Didn’t Show Him On Camera

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How ‘Diego Maradona’ Director Got Soccer Legend to Talk – But Still Didn’t Show Him On Camera
Diego Maradona is still alive. That’s the big difference between the subject of Asif Kapadia’s latest documentary compared to his films “Amy” and “Senna.”

With those movies, Kapadia dared himself to tell their stories entirely through archival material and with no contemporary talking heads, knowing he wouldn’t have access to his subjects. “Diego Maradona” is constructed in the same way, but Kapadia actually met the legendary soccer star, interviewed him and included his voice in the film.

Incredibly, even though he had access to one of the most famous athletes on the planet, Kapadia stuck to his guns and held back from ever showing new footage of Maradona’s face as he is today. TheWrap spoke with Kapadia about whether he was tempted to break that golden rule.

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“I showed weakness at one point,” Kapadia said.
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