Doors open: 18:00
Tour name: Perform Live to Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
Mogwai Performing live to Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait
A film directed by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno
Produced by Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Anna Lena Vaney and Victorien Vaney
Anna Lena films / Palomar Pictures / Love Streams Agnès b. / Arte Cinema
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 17 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 — and for the first time, the band will be performing it live alongside the movie in a series of three UK concerts beginning with the World Premiere of the event at Manchester International Festival ‘13. The Glasgow quintet have built a deserved reputation for the fearsome intensity of their live shows, and this show at the incredible new concert site 220 Broomielaw offers a rare chance to see them in action in a very unique setting.
CREDIT: Film courtesy of Anna Lena films / Palomar Pictures. Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and produced in Glasgow by 220 in association with SWG3 & Synergy Concerts.