The Portuguese films ‘Diamantino’ by Gabriel Abrantes and Danel Schmidtt and ‘Aquaparque’ by Ana Moreira are nominated for the European Film Awards (EFA), which will be presented on December 15 in Seville, Spain.
According to information available on the official site of the EFA, ‘Diamantino’, the first feature film by the Portuguese Gabriel Abrantes and the American Daniel Schmidt, is named in the European Comedy category, which also compete ‘Spirit of the Festa ‘, of the French Érice Toledano and Olivier Nakache, and’ The Death of Stalin ‘, of the British Armando Iannucci.
‘Aquaparque’, the debut of the actress Ana Moreira in the realization, is named in the European Short Film category, in which compete for 14 more films.
The short, whose action unfolds in an abandoned water park, received in July the Kino Sound Studio award from Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival.
“Diamantino” won the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week Grand Prix in May.
The film, still without a debut date in Portugal, tells the story of Diamantino, played by actor Carloto Cotta, a superstar of world football, whose career falls into disgrace.
In addition to Carloto Cotta, the cast of this co-production between Portugal, Brazil and France includes Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira, Carla Maciel, Filipe Vargas, Manuela Moura Guedes, Joana Barrios and Maria Leite.
Gabriel Abrantes and the American Daniel Schmidt have worked together in recent years on films such as ‘Tristes Monroes’ (2017) and ‘A History of Mutual Respect’ (2010).
The winners of the 31st edition of the European Film Awards are announced at a ceremony scheduled for December 15 in Seville.