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World Cinema

Diamantino

Year 2018
Runtime 92 mins
Language Portuguese
Subtitles English

The world’s greatest soccer player, Diamantino (a Cristiano Ronaldo look-alike), undergoes a major existential crisis on the eve of the World Cup final, after he comes across a group of refugees. Instead of playing, he wants to quit the game and give away his money - much to the dismay of his evil twin sisters who are scheming against him, including working with a far-right political party that wants to clone Diamantino and use his image to force Portugal to leave the EU.


This doesn’t even cover half of the events in the film, which is packed with delirious characters, sinister villains, and undercover agents, while also including visions of gigantic cute puppies. Winner of the Critics’ Week prize at Cannes, DIAMANTINO is a mind-altering innovative film that smartly incorporates current burning political topics and multiple film genres including fantasy, satire, science-fiction and romance.


Written by Sachin Gandhi


Cine Ceará, National Cinema Festival - Winner, Best Editing

Cannes - Winner, Critics' Week Grand Prize & Palm Dog Jury Prize

TIFF

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

Munich International Film Festival

New Zealand International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

NYFF

Countries

Brazil France Portugal
Director
Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Producer
Justin Taurand, Maria João Mayer,
Screenwriter
Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt, Daniel Van Hoogstraten
Cinematographer
Charles Ackley Anderson
Editor
Raphaëlle Martin-Holger, Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Music
Ulysse Klotz, Adriana Holtz
Cast
Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira, Carla Maciel