Comédia, Drama - Portugal, 2018, M/14, 96 min. V. O. em Português/English Subtitles
Realização e Argumento: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Fotografia: Charles Ackley Anderson
Com: Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira, Carla Maciel
Diamantino is a world-class football player, even seen as one of the best, who carries on his back the symbol of Portugal in the world championship. Diamantino is a star who shines all over the field, next to very furry and giant canine figures (they are what he sees on the pitch alongside the goals), he then suddenly loses his mojo, his shine, and enters in a negative spiral that ends his career in the worst way.
Admired up to the moment for his dexterity with his feet and for the hope he produced for his country, two characteristics become all too evident and get mixed in identical doses in the course of the narrative: his naivety and his ignorance. It's in this way that the international icon initiates a hilarious odyssey of self-reflection, always in search of the purpose of life, where he is confronted with themes that he had never before reflected on: neo-fascism, the refugee crisis and genetic modification.
With Carloto Cotta as protagonist, this dramatic comedy, with the signature of Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Critics Week Grand Prize and the Palm Dog Award (best canine performance in a film).
2018: Festival de Cannes: Grande Prémio da Semana da Crítica; Palm Dog
2018: Cine Ceará Festival Ibero-americano de Cinema: Prémio Melhor Montagem
2018: Philadelphia Film Festival: Prémio Especial do Júri - Longa-metragem de Ficção
2018: Portland International Film Festival: Prémio do Júri - Best of Ways of Seeing