Zidane - a 21st Century Portrait

(France/Iceland, 2006, 94 minutes)

A real time documentary focusing exclusively on soccer player Zinedine Zidane's performance in the pitch during the Real Madrid-Villareal match in Madrid on April 23rd 2005. Fascinating and infuriating in equal parts, this isn't so much a classic documentary as it is an exquisitely shot and edited abstract visual essay, closer to modern art. One for the more daring viewers.

A Universal Pictures release. Palomar Pictures and Anna Lena Films present an Anna Lena Films/Naflastrengir production, in co-production with ARTE France Cinéma and Love Streams Productions Agnès B., with the participation of Canal Plus, Cinecinéma, CNAP Image/Mouvement and Centre National de la Cinématographie. Directed by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno; produced by Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Anna Vaney and Victorien Vaney; music by Mogwai; director of photography (LTC, Duboicolor, Eclair, Panavision), Darius Khondji; film editor, Hervé Schneid.


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