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Diamantino

Rated 18 Accompaniment

(Language May Offend, Nudity, Sexual Content) 96 minutes

Dir: Gabriel Abrantes/Daniel Schmidt, Portugal, 2018
Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira

In Portuguese with English subtitles

Cannes Festival Winner, Critics’ Week Grand Prize, & Palm Dog

“Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s fantastical feature opens on Portuguese soccer star Diamantino Matamouros in the middle of a World Cup match, all the nation’s eyes on the Ronaldo-esque hunk. But then a bunch of giant puppies appear to the title character in a dreamy haze, his evil twin sisters start to conspire against him, a genetic engineer starts messing around with clownfish DNA, a pair of lesbian-lover cops hatch a plan involving a nun’s habit and offshore bank accounts, and it all starts to make a perfect sort of nonsense/sense. 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. The fact that it includes one of the best punchlines involving the word ‘Canada’ in recent memory is simply a delightful bonus.” - Barry Hertz, The Globe And Mail. “Sizzles with a comic energy.” - NPR. “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.” - IndieWire