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Diamantino (In Translation Series)

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 on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.
(NR; 96 min.)

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Wednesday, Aug, 21

7:15 PM

This film is part of our In Translation series of recent foreign language films of note, your ticket to contemporary World Cinema.

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 on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.
Starring: Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira
Director: Daniel Schmidt and Gabriel Abrantes
Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
Languages: Portuguese

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"It sizzles with a comic energy rare for a movie with such blunt and weighty political commentary."

— Danny Hensel, NPR

"Utterly bonkers, heartfelt and perfectly tied together. Goal!"

— Stephanie Watts, Little White Lies

"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 political satire, part fantasy, part I-don't-even-know-what, Diamantino is exactly the type of surreal concoction that begs to be discovered by unsuspecting audiences."

— Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail

"A witty, gender-bending fairytale for adults, complete with a Cinderella protagonist."

— Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)

"Love it or hate it, this title will surely be hotly debated wherever it goes, and that's just based on the story it contains, not the outstanding way in which everything has been imagined, assembled and played."

— Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

"Sweet, wild, and openhearted, Diamantino is as charming as its muddle-headed protagonist. He may be football's version of a bear of very little brain, but he's the only one with a clear thought in his head."

— Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle