Director: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Section: World Cinema
Country: Portugal, France, Brazil | Year: 2018
Language(s): Portuguese | Time: 92 mins
Diamantino, the world’s premiere soccer star, loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets out on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.
Gabriel Abrantes is an American director whose short films have premiered at the Berlinale, Locarno International Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Daniel Schmidt earned his BFA in film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His films have premiered at the Venice Biennale, Rotterdam Film Festival, and the Berlinale.