DIAMANTINO
DIAMANTINO

DIAMANTINO

Director Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Production year 2018

Length 92min.

Country Portugal/France/Brazil

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.

CAST & CREW

Gabriel Abrantes
Gabriel Abrantes

Director

Producer(s)

Justin Taurand, Maria João Mayer, Daniel van Hoogstraten

Script

Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Production designer

Bruno Duarte, Cypress Cook

Music by

Ulysse Klotz, Adriana Holtz

Sound

Olivier Blanc, David Turini, Fernando Henna, Benjamin Viau

Edit

Raphaëlle Martin-Holger, Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Cast

Carloto Cotta.

Production company(ies)

Les Films Du Belier Maria & Mayer Syndrome Films

Gabriel Abrantes

Born in North Carolina, United States. In 2006, he received his BA in Cinema and Visual Arts at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York. He studied at l’Ecole National des Beaux-Arts, in Paris and at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains. His short films have premiered at the Berlinale, Locarno FF, the Venice Biennial, and the Toronto IFF. They have been distinguished with a number of awards. Complete screening series dedicated to his work have been held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center – New York, BAFICI - Buenos Aires, Sicilia Queer FF, and Belfort FF. He was one of the selected artists at the Bienal de São Paulo in 2016, the Gran Bienal Tropical in 2017, and the Bienal Image Mouvement, Geneve in 2014. He currently lives and works in Lisbon. Diamantino is his first long feature film.


Filmography

Diamantino (2018).


Daniel Schmidt
Daniel Schmidt

Director

Daniel Schmidt

Born in New Haven, CT, USA. He earned his BFA in Film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His films have screened around the world including premieres at the Venice Biennale, Rotterdam FF and the Berlinale. They have been the recipient of a number of awards including the Golden Pardi di Domani at the Locarno FF. His works have been shown or commissioned for the Whitechapel Gallery (London), Kunst-Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Serralves Foundation (Porto), and the Biennale of Moving Images, BIM (Geneva). In 2016, a complete retrospective screening series was dedicated to his and his collaborators’ films at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in NYC. Diamantino is his first long feature film.


Filmography

Diamantino (2018).

FILMS 2019