Carloto Cotta is Diamantino in US Trailer for Wacky 'Diamantino' Film

May 6, 2019
Source: YouTube

Diamantino Trailer

"Something magical happened when I played." Kino Lorber has debuted an official US trailer for the wacky, brilliant, one-of-a-kind "high camp" indie comedy Diamantino, from directors Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt. This Portuguese film premiered in the Critics' Week sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and stopped by a bunch of major film festivals throughout the film. "Tabu's Carloto Cotta gives the finest comic performance in recent memory as the dimwitted Portuguese soccer superstar of the title, a burlesqued version of Cristiano Ronaldo, swept up in a complicated comic conundrum involving the refugee crisis, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and a right-wing anti-EU conspiracy." This is easily one of the most creative, original, and hilarious films I saw last year and I definitely recommend it - a "high-camp" international discovery that will be a cult classic very soon. Also stars Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira, Carla Maciel, and Chico Chapas. You have to take a look at this movie.

Here's the new US trailer (+ posters) for Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt's Diamantino, on YouTube:

Diamantino Poster

Diamantino Poster

From David Ehrlich's review from Cannes: Diamantino is "an eccentric and uninhibited piece of work" and "is nothing less (and so much more) than the movie the world needs right now." I definitely agree with him.

Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer superstar 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. Diamantino is co-directed and co-written by filmmakers Gabriel Abrantes (of many short films previously, based in Lisbon) & Daniel Schmidt, both directed Palaces of Pity previously. This premiered in the Critics' Week sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival last year, and also played at the Karlovy Vary, New Zealand, Melbourne, Toronto, Vancouver, and New York Film Festivals. Kino Lorber will release Abrantes & Schmidt's Diamantino in US theaters starting on May 24th later this month. For more info, visit their official website. Who's interested?

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That first poster is nothing short of epic. I can't say no to pink cloud soaring pug rockets...

THE_RAW_ on May 6, 2019


Hahaha! The fluffy puppies can flyyyyy!!

Alex Billington on May 9, 2019


Now, that's how spiritual healing looks like for a soccer player. A wonder on its own ...

shiboleth on May 6, 2019


Get outta here with those amazingly glorious posters!

DAVIDPD on May 6, 2019


As Donald would say, a low energy trailer....not much to see here.

Godstrike on May 7, 2019


THIS FILM IS AMAZING!!! I saw it at Cucalorus last year. YOU HAVE TO SEE IT.

KDV on May 8, 2019



Alex Billington on May 9, 2019


It's "Cristiano Ronaldo" without the "h". Appreciate you promoting portuguese cinema 😉

joe ze on May 8, 2019


That quote came from the press materials, but I've updated it and fixed it. 😉 Thanks for the note.

Alex Billington on May 9, 2019

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