Performing live to Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
One of the most beguiling portrayals of an individual in recent cinematic history, Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait is a football film like no other. Using seventeen cameras, the film tracks the legendary French midfielder Zinédine Zidane throughout a 2005 Spanish league match at Madrid’s imposing Bernabéu Stadium — on and off the ball, in the thick of the action and on its periphery. The result, from directors Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, is a dramatic, hypnotic and deeply beautiful depiction of one of the world’s finest footballers performing on one of the sport’s grandest stages.
The film’s soundtrack was composed by Mogwai, who will be performing it live alongside the movie. The Glasgow quintet have built a deserved reputation for the fearsome intensity of their live performances, and this show offers a unique chance to see them in action, with the premiere at Manchester International Festival and then here in London.
‘A hypnotic experience to which you must simply abandon yourself’ ★★★★ Guardian