We’re not sure what to make of DIAMANTINO, a new “goofy and deft satirical comedy” film from Europe. It stars hunky Portuguese actor Caroloto Cotta as a Christiano Ronaldo-esque football star who gets caught up in some wacky international shenanigans. It all seems kinda cray-cray.
When Portuguese soccer hunk Diamantino blows it in the World Cup finals, he goes from superstar to laughingstock overnight. His sheltered worldview gets further shattered after learning about the European refugee crisis, and he resolves to make amends by adopting an African refugee – only to find that his new son is an undercover lesbian tax auditor investigating him on suspicion of corruption. From there, Diamantino gets swept up in an odyssey involving twins and Secret Service skullduggery.
They’re calling it “John Waters-esque” so it might be good campy fun. It’s playing at SIFF’s Uptown Theater starting on Friday, July 19th. More info BELOW and and on the SIFF website.
Cannes Critics’ Week-winning riotous comic odyssey
directed by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt starring Carloto Cotta
OPENING SEATTLE ON FRIDAY, JULY 19 AT SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN
“Critic’s Pick! This simultaneously goofy and deft satirical comedy… feels like an early Adam Sandler comedy remixed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.”
— Glenn Kenny, The New York Times