Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidts | Portugal & France 2018,
92 minutes | 7pm, Sunday 29 July | Elizabeth Picture Theatres
Part loopily queer sci-fi thriller, part faux-naive political rallying cry, glued together with candyfloss clouds of romantic reverie, it’s a film best seen with as little forewarning as possible
– Guy Lodge, Variety
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 power ballad of the empty-headed ‘Tino sees him caught up in conspiracy criss-crossing Europe: haunted by his identity but also dreaming of moppet puppies bursting through fields of fairyfloss. This latest collaboration from Abrantes and Schmidt (QFF2016 & 2017) is in love with every form of storytelling and a pure pleasure.
Portuguese with English Subtitles
Courtesy of Charades
Unrated 15 +