This Thursday 25 will mark one year of one of the greatest collective sorrows that Argentina (and much of the world too) experienced: the death of Diego Armando Maradona, shortly after turning 60 years old.
Starting this Monday, and throughout the week, there will be tributes that include two series (one fiction, another documentary), a documentary film, other feature film inspired by him And till a Spotify special about the last days of his life.
Here, a review of all the material maradonean that can be seen these days, in the week of the first anniversary of the death of one of the greatest national icons.
Eternal Maradona in the collective memory.
Intimate Diego: Sacred Dream
From Monday 22 to Thursday 25, at 23 by Elnueve
On four episodes to be seen for four consecutive nights, this documentary series aims to show the man before the idol. The final chapter will coincide with the first anniversary of his death.
Diego and Claudia’s wedding.
They are exclusive images and interviews edited for the first time as a collection cycle that will be led by Gonzalo Bonadeo. A timeline of the past will be traversed showing the Fluff from several axes: the authentic, the romantic, the father, the son and the idol. There will be a compilation of interviews and exclusive images of Elnueve that will allow us to learn more about the Argentine star.
“It’s Maradona speaking in the first person”says the statement. According to the previews of the channel, the marriage ceremony with Claudia Villafañe will be seen in the Church of the Santísimo Sacramento in Buenos Aires; home videos of Maradona fishing and horseback riding, dancing with Claudia, dressed in a Sevilla shirt, and in intimate scenes with his daughters Dalma and Gianinna.
Maradona: Blessed dream
Available on Amazon Prime Video
Scene from “Maradona: Blessed Dream”, Amazon Prime Video series.
Thursday, one year after his death, Dios, the tenth and last chapter of this first season, will now be available from the biographical series that deals with the life of Diego Maradona from his beginnings in Cebollitas until the summer of 2000, when he almost died of an overdose in Punta del Este.
The last episode aired was the ninth, which premiered on Friday the 19th. There was the withdrawal syndrome that the Ten experienced during his hospitalization in Uruguay, how he tried to get cocaine inside the clinic and was discovered by medical staff. At the same time, the arrival of the team led by Carlos Bilardo to Mexico for the 1986 World Cup was shown.
Everything indicates that the tenth chapter will have its nucleus in the consecration of Argentina champion, with Maradona de Nazareno Casero lifting the precious World Cup.
Thursday at 11pm on OnDirecTV; available on DirecTV Go
“Diego Maradona” will air on DirecTV on Thursday.
This praised documentary was directed by the British Asif Kapadia, responsible for feature films such as Senna, about the Brazilian driver, or Amy, about British singer Winehouse.
More than 500 hours of unpublished archive are the sustenance of this HBO production, centered on Diego’s passage through Napoli in 1984, his life and the rise of poor Italy in the south over the rich in the north.
The international construction of the chosen one is built with many testimonies close to 10, such as that of his ex-wife, Claudia Villafañe, or the historic president of Napoli, Corrado Ferlaino, to world football figures Pelé, Ciro Ferrara, Jorge Burruchaga, and Diego Maradona himself.
Maradona’s last days
Available from Tuesday 23 on Spotify
The Last Days of Maradona, Spotify Special
This original audio series from Spotify gives an account of what happened during the last days of Diego’s life. Promises “a deep and honest investigation” into how Maradona died, with never-before-heard interviews with those who were closest to him in the days leading up to his death.
The research was led by Where Media, accompanied by Spotify Studios. Its about Spotify’s first simultaneous release with six adaptations by territories. Each will feature its own host, who worked with the investigation team to tell Diego Maradona’s story in his own words.
The conductors will be Matías Martin (Argentina), former French player Thierry Henry (France and United Kingdom), Jorge Valdano (Spain and Latin America), the Brazilian journalist Juca Kfuori (Brazil) and the Italian actor Salvatore esposito (Italy).
It was the hand of God
Mar del Plata Festival: Monday 22 at 18 and Sunday 28 at 15, at the Ambassador 1 cinema
“It was the hand of God”, film by Paolo Sorrentino
In this autobiographical film, Paolo Sorrentino confronts the tragedy that marked his life as a teenager: the accidental death of his parents due to a gas leak in their summer home.
The story indirectly involves Diego Maradona: Sorrentino did not suffer the same fate as his parents, because he had decided not to travel with them so as not to miss the Napoli game in which Ten was playing.
Reference from clarin