T A P E Presents: 'Becoming Zlatan'

Film collective based in South London providing an intimate and unique cinema experience for the local community and beyond. T A P E curates screenings for some of the best movies from the film festival and cult cinema scene which have had limited theatrical release in the UK. For the next six months T A P E will be screening films which explore culture, identity and heritage. This month T A P E Presents an intimate and engrossing look into the formative years of one of football’s greatest ever players, Swedish talisman, Zlatan Ibrahimović.

Perhaps one of the game's most polarizing stars, Zlatan has been lauded for his goals and criticized for his violent outbursts but his story is also a truly international and surprisingly humble tale. The child of Bosnian, Muslim and Catholic immigrants the film’s directors Fredrik Gertten (Big Boys Gone Bananas) and Magnus Gertten take us through his early years on an estate in Malmo and onto his time at Juventus where the true rise to fame and fortune took flight.

With access to an impressive amount of archive footage, this film creates a poignant narrative, breaking down the various pieces that make this giant into an enigmatic mosaic. By the end you may be no less divided in your feelings towards him but you’ll have a colorful sense of someone who has always struggled to balance the line between governing and being governed and what it takes to have to leave home and become a trademark. An everyman tale of a man who has always had a point to prove but never forgotten where he came from.

Massive Arms on the decks, working his way through Zlatan's "Mental Muscle" (official) playlist (Jay Z / LL Cool J / Eminem / Swedish Rap / Aswad?! - LEGEND), as well as all those similar motivational Hip Hop anthems. Gon' make chu sweat.

Doors 7pm, film 7.30pm, DJ from 9pm

Tickets: £8

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Club and Group screenings

Tue 30th May 19.00 Upstairs at the Ritzy.

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