Film - CineVision Competition Filmfest 2018


Directed by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt


Director: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: Brazil, France, Portugal
Year: 2018
Language: Portuguese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira, Carla Maciel



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.

Meet the director


Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Gabriel Abrantes (first) is born in North Carolina, United States, in 1984. His short films have premiered at the Berlinale, Locarno Film Festival, the Venice Biennial, and the Toronto International Film Festival. They have been distinguished with a number of awards. He currently lives and works in Lisbon.

Daniel Schmidt (second) is born in New Haven, CT, USA in 1984. He earned his BFA in Film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His films have screened around the world including premiers at the Venice Biennale, Rotterdam Film Festival and the Berlinale.


Screenplay: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Director of Photography: Charles Ackley Anderson
Film Editor: Raphaëlle Martin-Holger, Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Composer: Ulysse Klotz, Adriana Holtz
Production Designer: Bruno Duarte, Cypress Cook
Sound: Olivier Blanc, David Turini, Fernando Henna, Benjamin Viau
Producer: Justin Taurand, Maria João Mayer, Daniel van Hoogstraten
Production Company: Les Films du Bélier
Co-Production Company: Syndrome Films, Maria & Mayer
World Sales: Charades
Distributor: Koch Films GmbH