Programme 2018

Diamantino

Director: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

fiction

India Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: Portugal, France, Brazil | Year: 2018

Language(s): Portuguese | Time: 92 mins

Synopsis

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.

Director's Bio

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.