“Diamantino” by co-directors UGTFV Alum Daniel Schmidt & Gabriel Abrantes was announced as the winner of the annual Critics Week sidebar at Cannes.
The Franco-Brazilian-Portuguese comedy drama had emerged as the hot favorite to win the section. Directed by first timers Abrantes and Schmidt, it chronicles the fall from grace of a top football (soccer) player after his knee collapses and ends his career. What follows is a descent into and exploration of numerous dark sides of life.
‘Diamantino’ Review: A Lovably Bizarre, Genre-Bending Political Satire – Variety