Opens Jun 5, 2019
Diamantino (Carloto Cotta) is a kind-hearted, dim-witted soccer superstar who has been coddled since childhood, treated to an easygoing life of adoring fans, Nutella-covered crepes, Bongo juice, and gigantic puppies. One day Diamantino encounters human suffering for the first time. Startled and upset, he vows to offer a helping hand, but there's so much more to the world that Diamantino has yet to learn. Film writers have compared this beguiling, effervescent comedy to Zoolander, Guy Maddin, and John Waters, but Diamantino is very much its own flamboyant beast, and odds are it will put a grin on your face.
"The freshest blast of gonzo comic energy at Cannes this year. Part loopily queer sci-fi thriller, part faux-naive political rallying cry, glued together with candyfloss clouds of romantic reverie, it's a film best seen with as little forewarning as possible: To go in blind is to be carried along by its irrational tumble of events as blissfully and buoyantly as its empty-headed soccer-star protagonist." (Guy Lodge, Variety)