Cinema Akil to host premiere of Diego Maradona first in UAE

The documentary was nominated for a Golden Eye at Cannes Film Festival 2019

Cinema Akil to host premiere of Diego Maradona first in UAE

If you're a fan of legendary footballer Diego Maradona there’s a brilliant documentary coming out, and Cinema Akil will be the first in the UAE to screen it.

A week before any other cinema outlet, documentary Diego Maradona will premiere at Cinema Akil in Al Quoz tomorrow (Friday September 13).

Premiering globally at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 back in May, the documentary depicts Maradona’s rise from his early days growing up in Argentina, through to his fame on the football pitch.

The third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning director Asif Kapadia, who is also behind movies Senna and Amy, the film is made from more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona's personal archive.

The now retired Argentinian footballer has a home in Dubai and has managed Al Wasl and Fujairah football teams as well, making this flick a little closer to home.

Tickets are priced from Dhs52.50, with screenings at 7pm and 9.45pm from Friday September 13 until Thursday 27. There are also screenings at 4pm from Friday 20 to Saturday 21 and Friday 27 to Saturday 28.

Up for a bit of a scare instead? Dubai Opera is screening the hugely-anticipated horror sequel IT Chapter Two on Friday September 13.

Book those tickets.
From Dhs52.50. Fri Sep 13-Thu Sep 26 7pm and 9.45pm; Fri Sep 20-Sat Sep 21 and Fri Sep 27-Sat Sep 28 4pm. Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.cinemaakil.com (058 524 6362).

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