Diamantino, the world’s premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets out on a delirious Odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.
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Born in North Carolina, United States. In 2006, he received his BA in Cinema and Visual Arts at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York. He studied at l’Ecole National des Beaux-Arts, in Paris and at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains. His short films have premiered at the Berlinale, Locarno FF, the Venice Biennial, and the Toronto IFF. They have been distinguished with a number of awards. Complete screening series dedicated to his work have been held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center – New York, BAFICI - Buenos Aires, Sicilia Queer FF, and Belfort FF. He was one of the selected artists at the Bienal de São Paulo in 2016, the Gran Bienal Tropical in 2017, and the Bienal Image Mouvement, Geneve in 2014. He currently lives and works in Lisbon. Diamantino is his first long feature film.
Born in New Haven, CT, USA. He earned his BFA in Film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His films have screened around the world including premieres at the Venice Biennale, Rotterdam FF and the Berlinale. They have been the recipient of a number of awards including the Golden Pardi di Domani at the Locarno FF. His works have been shown or commissioned for the Whitechapel Gallery (London), Kunst-Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Serralves Foundation (Porto), and the Biennale of Moving Images, BIM (Geneva). In 2016, a complete retrospective screening series was dedicated to his and his collaborators’ films at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in NYC. Diamantino is his first long feature film.