DIAMANTINO scores Grand Prize at Cannes Critics' Week

TorinoFilmLab has a new occasion to celebrate thanks to Cannes Critics' Week: the Jury chaired by Norwegian director Joachim Trier decided to honour DIAMANTINO by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt with the main award, the Nespresso Grand Prize!

The first feature by the American duo made a great impression during its premiere on Friday. "Whimsical and outlandish words come to mind when trying to describe DIAMANTINO", writes Cineuropa; "the freshest blast of gonzo comic energy", says Variety. The two directors explains: "we wanted to make a zany romantic comedy that played with contemporary conflicts such as the cult of celebrity, the rise of the extreme right, and the refugee crisis". 

The project is the result of a co-production between Les Films du Bélier (France), Maria & Mayer (Portugal) and Syndrome Films (Brazil). International sales are handled by Charades.

It is the third time in five years that a TFL Film receives this distinction: Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza had won over the Jury members in 2013 with SALVO, while MIMOSAS by Olivier Laxe was awarded in 2016.