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.
The film is directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt. It was screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prize.
Diamantino, dir. Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt; Portugal, France, Brazil; 2018. Cast: Carloto Cotta, Joana Barrios, Abílio Bejinha, Chico Chapas. 92 min, 16+. In Portuguese with Russian subtitles.
Reception at 9 pm. We recommend arriving early for the best available seating. Screening begins at 9:45 pm.
The Russian premiere of the film will be held as part of the third international Strelka Film Festival by Okko. The programme includes Russian and Moscow premieres of films from different countries selected by curator Stas Tyrkin. Winners of and participants in international competitions, including festivals in Cannes, Berlinale and Sundance and the Russian Kinotavr, will be presented in a series of eleven film screenings. The festival is supported by Okko, a streaming service that develops projects provoking viewers’ interest in cinema. Its’ collection includes blockbusters, popular series, short films and independent movies. Okko also supports festivals and hold special screenings.The curator of the film festival is Stas Tyrkin: film critic, member of the Moscow International Film Festival selection committee, program director of the Dvijenie festival and curator of the cinema course at the Gogol Center.