BIFF 2020
Cinema Extraordinaire
Santa Maradona

Santa Maradona

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Santa Maradona
Italia / 2001 / 96 min
DIRECTOR:
Marco Ponti

SANTA MARADONA borrows its title from a song by Mano Negra, a Spanish-language song by a largely French band, that mixes a punk rhythm with soccer-stadium singing, and is dedicated to the living myth of the Neapolitan and South American soccer star Diego Maradona.

Andrea, Bart, Lucia and the sweet Dolores run, dance, laugh, jump, go to watch soccer or are confronted with a lack of money to pay rent or buy books. In addition, Andrea (the new Italian star Stefano Accorsi) and Bart (Libero de Rienzo from FAT GIRL) just love talking and ironically commenting on everything. The rhythm of this energetic ode to Turin is shaped by the clever dialogues, many visual inventions and house music by Subsonica and Motel Connection, as well as Mano Negra.

Marco Ponti