Turner Prize-winning artist and filmmaker Douglas Gordon teams up with French artist Philippe Parreno to create a work glorious in its simplicity.
The film was made by training 17 super-35mm Scope cameras, under the supervision of acclaimed cinematographer Darius Khondji, solely on footballer Zinedine Zidane over the course of a single 92-minute match between Real Madrid and Villareal at the Bernabeu Stadium. Zidane recounts in voice-over what he can and cannot remember from his matches.
Magnificently edited and accompanied by a majestic score from Scottish post-rock band Mogwai, this is not only the greatest football movie ever made, but also one of the finest studies of man in the workplace. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait is an extraordinary, breathtaking ode to the loneliness of the athlete and the poise and resilience of the human body.
DVD catalogue number: ART332DVD
Blu-ray catalogue number: ART008BD