Football documentary Diego Maradona leads this week's new releases

13 Jun 2019 in New Releases

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In 1984, the world's most expensive football player, Argentine sensation Diego Maradona, moved from Barcelona to play for Napoli, a team in the poorest area of Italy. Looking for a fresh start to his career, Maradona's inherent footballing skill turned the team around but his time in Italy also found him involved with organised crime, drugs and numerous scandals. Covering the entirety of Maradona's six year stay in Naples with crisp, never-before-seen archive footage, Diego Maradona gives us an intimate insight into one of football's most famous icons.

Also out in cinemas this week

Men in Black: International; We the Animals

It has been over two decades since Agents J and K appeared on our screens in the first Men in Black film but now the franchise returns with a new pair of agents, assigned to protect Earth from the scum of the Universe.Tessa Thompson's Agent M is a new recruit paired up with the cocky Agent H, played by Chris Hemsworth, to assist the U.K. branch of the Men in Black in recovering an ancient alien artefact that could spell disaster for the planet. 

Intoxicating American drama We the Animals is also out this week, an understated drama that explores the relationship between three brothers in a mixed-race family living in upstate New York. Due to their turbulent home life, surrounded by emotional and physical abuse, they turn to small acts of rebellion in order to regain some control over themselves. Based on the novel of the same name, We the Animals is a visual-led piece of storytelling exploring themes around family, growing up and sexuality.

New to Order on DVD

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The How to Train Your Dragon series culminates in this visually breathtaking final chapter, reuniting audiences with Hiccup and his dragon Toothless. Set one year after the last film, Hiccup is now ruler and chief of the land but a dark threat in the form of dragon hunters means he must risk everything to maintain the relationship between humans and dragons and save his friendship with Toothless. With strong themes around courage, teamwork and community, this animated adventure provides a thrill for audiences of all ages. 

Also out on DVD this week

Green Book; A Private War

Also making its way to DVD this week is Academy Award® Best Picture winner Green Book, "based on a true friendship". It tells the story of Italian American driver Tony Vallelonga and African American musician Don Shirley as they travel across the United States together, forming an unlikely partnership that opens both their eyes to the racism and prejudice that runs throughout their country. This likeable comedy drama is an accessible and entertaining introduction to historical attitudes towards race in the US.

Also released is A Private War, an intense and moving biopic about war journalist and correspondent Marie Colvin, who used her platform to venture out into war zones and risk her life in order to tell authentic stories of the communities who were being affected by violence. A harrowing but necessary insight into a key figure in war journalism that draws attention to the power of the media in international conflicts. 

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