Tate Modern Film

Abrantes and Schmidt: Diamantino

Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt Diamantino 2018, film still. Courtesy the artists and Modern Films

Catch a special screening of this genre and gender-bending satirical fantasy

Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt join us to present a special screening of their third collaborative film, followed by a conversation. 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.

Programme

Introduction

Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, Diamantino, Portugal / France / Brazil 2018, DCP, colour, sound, 97 min, Portuguese with English subtitles

Conversation with the artists and Tate Film curators

Biographies

Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt

Gabriel Abrantes (b.1984, USA) and Daniel Schmidt (b. 1984, USA) make films that explore contemporary questions of post-colonialism, gender, sexuality, pop culture and the politics of technology, through layered and twisted expressions that invoke comedy, sensuality, anthropology, folklore and the absurd. Films by Abrantes and Schmidt were presented at Tate Modern last October as part of the Museum of Clouds programme.
a motorway with a billboard advertisement

Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt Diamantino 2018, film still. Courtesy the artists and Modern Films

 a woman holding a holographic projection

Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt Diamantino 2018, film still. Courtesy the artists and Modern Films

a still from Diamentino

Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt Diamantino 2018, film still. Courtesy the artists and Modern Films

Twin sisters smoking

Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt Diamantino 2018, film still. Courtesy the artists and Modern Films

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Starr Cinema

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Date & Time

3 May 2019 at 19.00–21.40