Film screening as a part of Спорт

Becoming Zlatan

‘[This] documentary scores big’ – The Variety.

The decisive years of legendary soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic are told through rare archive footage in which a young Zlatan speaks openly about his life and challenges.

The film closely follows the famous player, from his debut with the Malmö FF team in 1999 through his conflict-ridden years with Ajax Amsterdam, and up to his final breakthrough with Juventus in 2005.

The soccer superstar is constantly under pressure: from teammates in Malmö who think he’s too egoistical and only plays for himself; from the tough managers at Ajax who send him to the bench, where he loses his self-confidence; and from his father, who tells the 18-year-old Zlatan: “You’re nothing. You’re nothing special until you’ve succeeded internationally.”

A powerful coming-of-age portrait of this young, talented, and troubled player, as he jumps to stardom in the international football world.


27 мая 20:00
Karo October 11
New Arbat Avenue, 24
28 мая 21:30
The Documentary Film Center
Zubovsky Boulevard, 2

2015, Sweden, 96 min.

Fredrik Gertten,
Magnus Gertten
Zlatan Ibrahimović,
Leo Beenhakker,
Hasse Borg,
Fabio Capello
Margaret Yangord,
Lennart Ström,
Sylvia Baan