Tag Archives: Asif Kapadia

DIEGO MARADONA (2019): New Documentary About One Of Argentina’s Greatest Footballers…

Diego Maradona (2019), Asif Kapadia
Diego Maradona (2019), Asif Kapadia

Diego Maradona is the latest documentary from Asif Kapadia, director of Oscar winning Amy Winehouse documentary Amy (2015).

Following a review of hundreds of hours of footage, Kapadia’s film focuses on the career of highly celebrated Argentine footballer Diego Maradona…

I don’t really follow football as I once did, but I do remember being aware of Maradona’s greatness. I’m curious about the new truths I could learn, especially since Kapadia’s Amy proved quite enlightening.

Diego Maradona Release Dates

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ALI AND NINO (2016): New Trailer From Asif Kapadia Starrring Adam Bakri, María Valverde, Connie Nielsen…

Ali and Nino (2016), Adam Bakri, Connie Nielsen,  Maria Valverde, Mandy Patinkin
Ali and Nino (2016), Adam Bakri, Connie Nielsen, Maria Valverde, Mandy Patinkin

Asif Kapadia, director of the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy (2015) has a new feature length movie. Starring Adam Bakri, María Valverde, Connie Nielsen and Mandy Patinkin, Ali and Nino is set in Baku, Azerbaijan between 1918 and 1920. The story is based on the book by Kurban Said and it’s one of ‘forbidden love’ between a Christian girl and a Muslim boy…

My favourite of Kapadia’s work is definitely Amy (2015). I hope Ali & Nino is also great, especially since I find this trailer simultaneously sleep inducing and  promising.

Ali & Nino Release Dates: November 18th, 2016 (US)…

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SUPERSONIC (2016): New Trailer For Oasis Documentary

Supersonic (2016), Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
Supersonic (2016), Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher (Oasis)

Supersonic is a new documentary that offers an in-depth look at the life and music of Oasis, one of England’s most successful rock bands…

The producing team behind the highly praised Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy (2015) are involved in the making of Supersonic – a fact that should only mean good things.

Featuring archive footage and commentary, Mat Whitecross directs with Asif Kapadia (Amy Director) as one of the executive producers. I’d guess that there’s commentary from both Liam and Noel Gallagher but I’m not sure where the brothers were in their famously difficult relationship during the making of this documentary.

Supersonic Release Dates: October 14th, 2016 (UK)…

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AMY (2015): Revealing Documentary Of The Tragic Amy Winehouse Story

Amy (2015), Amy Winehouse
Amy (2015), Amy Winehouse

Sitting through Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary wasn’t easy, though it was absolutely worth it.

Amy tells the story of hugely successful jazz singer Winehouse’s unfortunately short life and career.

Her story is told in her own words and through previously unseen / unheard footage and tracks. Interviews with the people that were closest to her are also featured.

As I watched this heartbreaking story, I was reminded of the truth of just how easily many parents seem to embrace denial. In particular, when it comes to seriously considering the long term effects of their behaviour and actions on their offspring.

Amy is a very well executed documentary and serves as useful food for thought for everyone but especially those thinking of life in the music industry. Having a good grasp of the priorities of the people you choose to surround yourself with is just one key take away.

Most of us could only and are glad to only imagine what it was like to live the nightmare that had become the life of Amy Winehouse. With Kapadia’s documentary, we all have a better idea. I wonder if the people that appeared to have been part of the problem, recognised the role they played and are therefore remorseful. One can only hope.

Watch it for all the reasons above as well as insight into the life and works of a gifted artist.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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AMY (2015): Trailer Of The Week

Amy (2015), Amy Winehouse
Amy (2015), Amy Winehouse

A month and a half after the teaser, the full trailer for the highly anticipated Amy Winehouse documentary has arrived. Like many, I’m looking forward to finally seeing the complete film. However, I do know that when it’s released I’ll have to wait to be in the right mood before watching since it’ll definitely be emotional.

Happy Amy 🙂

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AMY (2015): Just The Right Kind Of Teaser Trailer

Amy (2015), Amy Winehouse
Amy (2015), Amy Winehouse

Amy is the Asif Kapadia directed documentary about the late Singer /Songwriter, Amy Winehouse and her tragic passing in 2011 at the 27.

Such a haunting trailer, very well edited and scored.

Another promising teaser that adds to the reasons why 2015 is one of the best years in film in a long time.

Happy Amy 🙂

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