Asif Kapadia

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Diego Maradona

20 May 20193 stars

Cannes 2019: Asif Kapadia profiles the legendary footballer in his characteristic style

After Senna and Amy, British director Asif Kapadia completes his unofficial trilogy with another documentary portrait of a fallen star, peerless footballer Diego Armando Maradona. Focusing primarily on his eight years in Italy, when he propelled Napoli…

Amy Winehouse 'was more unwell than many thought'

7 Jul 2015

Film gossip

'Amy' director Asif Kapadia believes Amy Winehouse was more unwell than many thought. The London-born film-maker has claimed that Amy, who died in 2011, aged 27, suffered brain damage as a result of her alcohol and drug binges. He told The Sun…


17 Jun 20155 stars

EIFF 2015: Asif Kapadia's astonishing documentary about the late soul singer

British director Asif Kapadia rightly won a lot of admirers for his 2010 Formula One documentary Senna. Though even that pales next to his latest real-life study, an emotive look at the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. It’s hard to believe it’s…

EIFF 2015 interview: Amy director Asif Kapadia – ‘Amy was treated as something from the gutter’

4 Jun 2015

A huge talent cut short, Amy Winehouse's life and death is now a compelling documentary

Director Asif Kapadia likes to play the outsider. From his very first feature, the critically acclaimed 2001 drama The Warrior, to his current production, an adaptation of the novel Ali and Nino, he has travelled to far-flung corners of the globe. The…


28 Jun 20114 stars

Fast-paced documentary on life and death of Formula One racing driver

This fast-paced documentary about the life and death of the legendary Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna plays more like a dramatic biopic than a feature-length doc. Taking his lead from and building upon dramatic documentaries such as Kevin…

Far North

11 Dec 20084 stars

(15) 89min After an auspicious debut with The Warrior, writer-director Asif Kapadia went to Hollywood with disastrous results in the form of super-lame Sarah Michelle Gellar horror flick The Return. Adapted from the short story True North by Sara…