Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

FIFA Strasse 20, P.O Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 (0) 43 222 7777

Media invitation to the film "Zidane a 21st Century Portrait"

For the first time outside of France, the film "Zidane a 21st Century Portrait" will be shown on 15 June at 22:00 hours in the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basle, Switzerland. The film will be shown on the largest Giant Screen in Switzerland (26 x 12 metre).

This fascinating 90-minute portrait of the French football star, Zinédine Zidane, takes place in the same stadium that will play host to the opening game of the UEFA EURO 2008.

Featured at this years Cannes Film Festival, "Zidane a 21st Century Portrait," plunges the audience into a football match shot all at once on April 23, 2005 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Mardid. Seventeen synchronised cameras, combining High Definition with 35mm were used by directors Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno to meet this technical and artistic challenge.

Journalists accredited to FIFA World Cup who would like to attend the film presentation are cordially invited to this international event and VIP-dinner beginning at 20.30-22.00.

Accreditations and hotel reservations can be made by contacting: E-Mail peter.vetsch@artbasel.com or phone +41 (0)58 206 27 06, mobile +41 (0)79 648 11 74.