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Maradona biopic and animation films for kids showing at Valletta Film Festival

A new documentary about Diego Maradona, one of the greatest football players of all time, will be screening at the forthcoming at Valletta Film Festival which will be held between Friday 14th and Sunday 23rd June 2019.
The feature documentary puts together 500 hours of never before-seen footage from the Argentine player’s personal archive. It shows Diego waving to raucous Napoli fans before heading into a media scrum and countless other moments in the life and career of this football superstar.
‘Maradona’ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19th 2019 and will screen at the largest open-air theatre on the island, Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta.
The Valletta Film Festival is Malta’s largest cinematic event attracting around 10,000 visitors each year. The festival exhibits over forty feature films and twenty four short films and organises a number of master classes and workshops.
This year the festival will dedicate one of the weekends, from 21-23 June 2019, to kids.
One of the films selected for this weekend is titled ‘Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs’ tells the story of two kids who spend summer in a city suburb, where together with talking dogs they rescue their romantic wooden-house neighbourhood from reconstruction.
Another animation is ‘Checkered Ninja’ that set a new record in the Danish film box offices, making it one of the most popular family films in Europe this year.
More information about the programme at the festival  is available at www.vallettafilmfestival.com