Cannes Film Fest 2018: Critics’ Week Winner Diamantino, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s Comic Fantasy

Cannes’s Critics’ Week winner Diamantino, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s comic fantasy film, has been acquired by Kino Lorber.

The Portuguese-American duo’s feature debut will have its North American premiere at Toronto, as closing night of the Midnight Madness genre section.

Diamantino will also play at the New York Film Festival, where it will kick off the Projections section.

The Franco-Brazilian-Portuguese comedy drama follows a disgraced soccer star aspiring to give his life a new purpose who becomes exploited by many people, including a nationalistic party eager to use him as its mascot.

Through his frenzied journey, the reconverted soccer star is confronted with Neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, abuse from his evil twin sisters, and a deranged hunt for the source of genius.