DIRECTOR: GABRIEL ABRANTES & DANIEL SCHMIDT
CAST: CARLOTO COTTA
Co-director Daniel Schmidt will be on hand for a Q&A moderated by Hailey Gates following the 7pm show & for an intro to the 9:15pm on 5/24 & for a Q&A moderated by Raúl de Nieves following the 1pm show on 5/25.
Alone or in collaboration with one another or other like-minded collaborators, over the last several years directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt have created some of the most hysterically deranged short films out there, and their feature debut doesn’t disappoint in its heady blend of political satire and gender-bending sexual anarchy. Tabu’s Carloto Cotta gives the finest comic performance in recent memory as the dimwitted Portuguese soccer superstar of the title, a burlesqued version of Christiano Ronaldo, swept up in a complicated comic conundrum involving the refugee crisis, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and a right-wing anti-EU conspiracy. Smart, sly, and sweet, and featuring the biggest stampedes of fluffy puppies you’ve ever seen, it’s the high-camp masterpiece of 2019!
A Kino Lorber release.