Film review: ‘Becoming Zlatan’ ★★★★

It’s hard to fathom how an Irish left-back could bring the international career of a footballing great to an end but Robbie Brady’s last-gasp winner rang the death knell for Sweden’s talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimović. With a forthcoming domestic move to Manchester United reportedly on the cards, the timely release of Fredrik and Magnus Gertten’s tremendous biodoc Becoming Zlatan explores the early days of a global superstar from humble beginnings in Malmo, through a big money move to Ajax and on to Juventus where the true rise to fame and fortune took flight.

Becoming Zlatan made its UK premiere at EIFF 2016 and is now playing in limited UK cinemas. Read the full CineVue review here.