Diamantino

V' 18

Diamantino

Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
P/F/Brasilien, 2018
Features, 92min, OmeU

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Diamantino

Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
P/F/Brasilien, 2018
Features, 92min, OmeU

Mon
29
Oct
20:30
Gartenbaukino
Tue
30
Oct
18:30
Urania
Cast: 
Carloto Cotta
Diamantino
Cleo Tavares
Anabela Moreira
Carla Maciel
Screenplay: 
Gabriel Abrantes
Daniel Schmidt
Camera: 
Charles Ackley Anderson
Editor: 
Gabriel Abrantes
Daniel Schmidt
Raphaëlle Martin-Holger
Composer: 
Ulysse Klotz
Adriana Holtz
Decoration: 
Bruno Duarte
Cypress Cook

Production: 
Les Films du Belier
Maria & Mayer Productions
Syndrome Films
World Sales: 
Charades
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

Diamantino is a world class footballer with an idiosyncratic secret of success: when he has his moments in a game the world around him transforms into a fluffy cloud and giant Pekinese puppies are running playfully around him. Then one day, unfortunately during the World Cup, the fluffy cloud doesn’t materialize, Diamantino misses the penalty kick, his crying face is instantly turned into a meme and becomes the laughing stock of social media. As he retreats into his castle-like residency, his problems only get worse. His two sisters, who live of him, are colluding with some sinister right wing forces. A pair of tax investigators suspect him of money laundering. Diamantino seeks relief in being a father and wants to adopt a refugee. Abrantes/Schmidt concoct a deliberately ludicrous plot, where political issues like secession from the European Unionand the refugee crisis mix with celebrity satire and fairy tale elements. Diamantino, played by Cotta with intriguing kindness and a charisma that transcends the simple-mindedness of his character, is clearly supposed to remind us of that certain real world footballer, who rubs his audience with arrogance and ignorance alike. In this playful vision ignorance is less a vice than a resource, exploitable for all kinds of fantasy projects. (Barbara Schweizerhof)

In the presence of Daniel Schmidt.

Gabriel Abrantes: AQUI, EM LISBOA: EPISÓDIOS DA VIDA DA CIDADE (2015, EPISODE), A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X (2016, K), OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS (2016, K)
Daniel Schmidt: LA ISLA ESTÁ ENCANTADA CON USTEDES (2015)