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Diamantino filmmakers Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt join us to a conversation with Tate Film curator Carly Whitefield. Set in present-day Portugal, Diamantino follows the delirious journey of a hilariously naïve football star from blissful prowess to career-busting disillusionment. The film was inspired by two sports essays by author David Foster Wallace. A quintessential artists’ feature, the film combines science-fiction, thriller, fairy tale and romantic comedy narrative tropes with wildly imaginative imagery as it satirises the cult of fame and nationalist politics. Diamantino won the Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival's Critics' Week.
Diamantino on release from 10 May