Best of the Fests

DIAMANTINO

Directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt

Portugal, France, and Brazil, 2018, 1h 36min, DCP, In Portuguese with English Subtitles

Best of the Fests

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtimes

Sun, Sep 1

A bonkers Portuguese feature comedy about a simpleton soccer star, whose search for meaning in his life leads him to confront the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and right-wing fascism. Cannes Critics’ Week winner.

REVIEWS

“Part B-movie spoof, part handcrafted satire, and always driven by a genuine vision for a better tomorrow, DIAMANTINO is like looking at today’s Europe through a funhouse mirror, and somehow seeing it more clearly as a result.” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“Part loopily queer sci-fi thriller, part faux-naive political rallying cry, glued together with candyfloss clouds of romantic reverie, it’s a film best seen with as little forewarning as possible: To go in blind is to be carried along by its irrational tumble of events as blissfully and buoyantly as its empty-headed soccer-star protagonist.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

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