Diamantino – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Portugal, France, Brazil | 2018 | 92’ | DCP | Colour | Portuguese | Group: C

Director: Daniel Schmidt, Gabriel Abrantes

2018/12/08 21:45 Macao Tower


Diamantino, the world’s premiere soccer star loses his magic touch and ends his career in disgrace when he misses a penalty in the World Cup Final. 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.


Daniel Schmidt

Gabriel Abrantes

Born in the US in 1984, Daniel Schmidt earned his BFA in Film from the Tisch School Of The Arts at New York University. His short films have screened around the world at festivals including Venice, Rotterdam and Berlin and his work has been shown at or commissioned by the Whitechapel Gallery (London), the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin) and the Centre Pompidou (Paris). A complete retrospective of his films was shown at Film Society Of Lincoln Centre in New York in 2016. Diamantino is his first full length feature.

Born in the US in 1984, Gabriel Abrantes now lives and works in Lisbon. He received his BA in Cinema and Visual Arts from The Cooper Union for the Advancement Of Science and Art in New York in 2006 and went on to study at L’Ecole National Des Beaux Arts in Paris and Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains. His short films have played at Berlin, Venice, Toronto and Locarno and complete retrospectives of his work have been held at the Film Society Of Lincoln Centre in New York among other places. Diamantino is his first full length feature.


Director Daniel Schmidt, Gabriel Abrantes

Cast Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira, Carla Maciel

Scriptwriter Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Cinematographer Charles Ackley Anderson

Editor Raphaelle Martin Holger

Production Designer Bruno Duarte

Music Ulzsse Klotz, Adriana Holtz


Producers Justin Taurand

Production Les films du belier, Maria & Mayer


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