Filmmaking Is Almost like Cheating to Get Reactions: Asif Kapadia
Asif Kapadia's direction and years of footage of the famous Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona will be seen on the big screen on 11 October. Diego Maradona - a documentary film on the footballer tries to capture the highs and lows in the footballer's life and why people considered him a 'god'.
The Quint caught up with Asif Kapadia to talk about his latest and why he gets drawn to flawed characters.
Diego was such a legend and there are so many highs and lows and so many aspects to his life.
It took two years to make and another one year of research, a brilliant team. And our job is to just keep pushing and pushing until we find the essence of the character and find a way to take everything that happens in someone's life - and he had a very long complicated life - and reduce it down to the two-hour length. That hopefully an audience watching it. even if you're a big fan you learn something new and if you don't like football you still find an interesting story.
So you were going through footage from a really long time?