DIAMANTINO (2018)

Deptford Cinema, Lewisham, SE8 4PQ
Sat 15th June 2019
Directors: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt | Portugal-France-Brazil | 2018 | 92min
When Diamantino, the world's greatest football star loses his magic touch and ends his career in catastrophic disgrace, he embarks on a search for a greater purpose. His existential crisis sends him on a delirious voyage that spans nationalism, the cult of modern fame, genetic modification and a hunt for the secret of genius. Visually wild and imaginative, Diamantino won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival's Critics' Week.
“One of the year’s most singular debuts” - Variety
“Dazzling” - The Guardian
“A sweetly bizarre fantasy” - Sight & Sound
“Such a gem” - The Hollywood Reporter
“Surreal” - Vanity Fair
“A crazy pop UFO“ - Le Monde
“Utterly bonkers, heartfelt and perfectly tied together“ - Little White Lies
“Diamantino is like looking at today’s Europe through a funhouse mirror, and somehow seeing it more clearly as a result“ - Indiewire
"A candy-coloured treat... It’s often said that these are crazy times we’re living in – and finally, here’s a film that reflects it, fluffy puppies and all" - Dazed
"As wildly entertaining as any blockbuster, schlocky as any B-movie and as politically enraged as your Twitter feed, Diamantino is a start-to-finish joy" - Slash Film
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