"Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt rustle up one of the year's most singular debuts with this winningly bizarre, genre-melding political satire." – Variety
"A nicely comic performance by Carloto Cotta, who plays the footballer like a ripped Forrest Gump: empty-headed but adorable." – Guardian
"★★★★ – Utterly bonkers, heartfelt and perfectly tied together. Goal!" – Little White Lies
Portuguese football superstar Diamantino’s professional and personal life takes a drastic turn when he misses a penalty kick. In his delirious odyssey he adopts a refugee child, becomes a guinea pig for scientific experimentation, and is targeted by a shady secret organisation.
The film that was the talk of Cannes last year, Diamantino is loveable and ludicrous in equal measure.
One of May's MyPhoenix Passport film selection. Members and Friends tickets are £5 – buy your tickets from Box Office to take advantage of this special pricing.
Dir: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Portugal/France/Brazil 2018, 96mins