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Founded in 1999, Melbourne Filmoteca is an independent, non-for-profit, volunteer-run group that holds monthly screenings of Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish films at Thornbury Picture House – Located at 802 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
Melbourne Filmoteca aims to provide a space for people with a broad range of interests and backgrounds to appreciate film, language, music and cultures from Spain, Brazil and Latin America.
The third film from the Academy Award® and BAFTA-winning team behind SENNA and AMY, and producer Paul Martin, DIEGO MARADONA is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive with the full support of the man himself.
On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee. For seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football icon and the most passionate but dangerous city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.
On the pitch, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, he was treated like a God. The charismatic Argentine loved a fight against the odds and led Napoli to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams.
But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased while performing miracles on the pitch but, as time passed, darker days closed in.
DIRECTOR: Asif Kapadia — Duration: 130 mins — Country: Argentina — Language: Spanish with English subtitles — Date: 2019 — Format: DCP — Courtesy: N/A — Rating: Unclassified 18+
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS
WINNER: Best Documentary, New Mexico Film Critics 2019 — NOMINEE: Best Documentary, BAFTA Film Award 2020 — NOMINEE: Golden Eye, Cannes Film Festival 2019
Event Manager by trade who loves going to the movies and creating memorable events where people connect and new opportunities come to life.
Enjoys exploring new cultures and ways of life through literature, travel and film.
Pepe is a passionate traveller who arrived from Peru 9 years ago. He started collaborating with Filmoteca in 2014. He usually answers the film questions in trivias.
Colombian, passionate about community work. Loves practicing sports, watching movies, reading and traveling.
Colombian, Filmmaker and Photographer that deeply enjoys connecting with secrets of different cultures, people and nature.
Colombian with Accounting and Marketing background, passionate about sports and new stories, always with a positive attitude.
Based in Melbourne, passionate about culture, arts and stories. I love sharing them through films.
Coffee enthusiast, sports aficionado, music lover and festivals goer, life adventurer, technology geek and filmotequero.
Audiovisual communicator and producer. Inspired by the universal themes of Latin American narratives, and the indelible traces of film in the collective memory.