Kino Lorber acquires Cannes Critics Week winner 'Diamantino'

Screen | 8/22/2018 | Jeremy Kay
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Kino Lorber has acquired US rights to Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s Franco-Brazilian-Portuguese comic fantasy Diamantino, winner of the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Critics Week.

The filmmakers’ directorial debut will receive its North American premiere in Toronto next month as the Midnight Madness closing film. A US premiere will follow in the New York Film Festival’s Projections programme.

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Diamantino stars Carloto Cotta as the world’s top football star who loses his magic touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, he sets out on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, abuse at the hands of his evil twin sisters, and a deranged hunt for the source of genius.

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