Zidane – A 21st Century Portrait

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Turner Prize-winning artist and filmmaker Douglas Gordon teams up with French artist Philippe Parreno to create a work glorious in its simplicity. The film was made by training 17 cameras, under the supervision of acclaimed cinematographer Darius Khondji, solely on footballer Zinédine Zidane over the course of a single match between Real Madrid and Villareal. 

Zidane himself recounts, in voice-over, what he can and cannot remember from his matches. Magnificently edited and accompanied by a majestic score from Scottish rock heroes Mogwai, this is not only the greatest football movie ever made, but also one of the finest studies of man in the workplace, an ode to the loneliness of the athlete and the poise and resilience of the human body. Learn more….

From Wired.com: As the soccer star most famous for headbutting a competitor during the World Cup finals, Zinédine Zidane might seem an unlikely subject for the most Zen of Sundance films.

But Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, shot with 17 cameras during the course of a 90-minute match, is the most meditative of documentaries — maybe too meditative for American audiences. Read more….

Zidane A 21st Century Portrait – 7:25 clip

 

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