On this week’s podcast, we’re looking back to one of the highlights from the 56th New York Film Festival.
The Opening Night selection of the Projections sidebar was Diamantino, a dazzlingly original feature about a chiseled fútbol star who flees the public eye. From longtime collaborators Daniel Schmidt and Gabriel Abrantes, Diamantino is a perversely pleasurable sendup of Brexit, genetic science, and the ongoing refugee crisis. The film opens in select theaters this weekend.
Schmidt and Abrantes joined Projections’ co-programmer Aily Nash at NYFF for a Q&A after the screening. Watch/listen below or click here to subscribe and listen on iTunes.