Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

Director: Douglas Gordon, Phillipe Parreno

Cast: Douglas Gordon, Phillipe Parreno, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo

     
 
Acclaimed visual artists Douglas Gordon and Phillipe Parreno turn their attentions to filmmaking -- and one of Europe's leading soccer stars -- in this offbeat documentary. Zinedine Zidane is among the most celebrated athletes in European football; playing for Real Madrid, the Frenchman has earned a reputation for graceful yet aggressive play and a confrontational

Overview

Acclaimed visual artists Douglas Gordon and Phillipe Parreno turn their attentions to filmmaking -- and one of Europe's leading soccer stars -- in this offbeat documentary. Zinedine Zidane is among the most celebrated athletes in European football; playing for Real Madrid, the Frenchman has earned a reputation for graceful yet aggressive play and a confrontational style. Gordon and Parreno have made a film about Zidane, but viewers of Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait will learn nothing about his life off the field, and only so much about his work on it. Instead of telling Zidane's life story, the filmmakers set up 17 cameras around the field (with the help of cinematographer Darius Khondji) for a April 23, 2005, game against Villarreal and carefully followed Zidane throughout the game, even when he wasn't in play. The subsequent footage was used to create a portrait in motion of the athlete, much in the manner of a painter or photographer, accompanied by excerpts from recorded interviews in which the footballer discusses his attitude toward the game and his feelings on the field. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (aka Zidane: Un Portrait du XXIe Siecle) was screened at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival as part of the Visions series, devoted to maverick filmmaking from around the world.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2010
UPC:
5021866008400
Original Release:
2006
Source:
Ais
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:30:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zinedine Zidane Participant
Ronaldo Participant

Technical Credits
Douglas Gordon Director
Phillipe Parreno Director
Charles Bain Camera Operator
Eric Bialas Camera Operator
Johanne Debas Camera Operator
David M. Dunlap Camera Operator
Cristina Ecija Production Manager
Stuart Howell Camera Operator
Tom Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Darius Khondji Cinematographer
Damien Lazzerini Sound Mixer
Guillaume Leriche Sound Mixer
Joaquin Manchado Camera Operator
Donald Marx Camera Operator
Michael McDonnogh Camera Operator
Giulio Pietromarchi Camera Operator
Jim Dos Santos Camera Operator
Herve Schneid Editor
Sigfried Camera Operator
Sigurjon Sighvatsson Producer
Jorge Simonet Camera Operator
Philip Sindall Camera Operator
Gary Spratling Camera Operator
Anna Vaney Producer
Victorien Vaney Producer
Des Whelan Camera Operator
Tim Wooster Camera Operator

Scene Index

Interviews with Zinedine Zidane, Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno; Making of documentary; Cannes introduction; Theatrical trailer; Filmmaker biographies

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