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The Tsugua Diaries Diários de Otsoga

  Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes

  Portugal     102 minutes


Told from end to beginning, The Tsugua Diaries begins with Crista, Carloto and João dancing ecstatically in a living room, seemingly celebrating the end of something. In the next sequence, the three characters, exhausted after a long day’s work, yearn to let loose. “We could use some dancing,” Crista suggests. Continuing a career-long fascination with the act of filmmaking, director Miguel Gomes (Tabu, Arabian Nights) teams with his wife and creative partner Maureen Fazendeiro for a sun-soaked metatextual celebration of the creative process and a hazy meditation on the lockdown blues. Shot in sumptuous 16mm during the pandemic, the film is a playful narrative puzzle as fiction, reality, cinema, and life merge into one.

 Portuguese, Romanian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Thu, Oct 14 @ 5:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

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In-Theater Screening

Fri, Oct 22 @ 8:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Film Credits

  •   Luis Urbano, Filipa Reis, Sandro Aguilar, João Miller Guerra
  •   Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo
  •   Pedro Filipe Marques
  •   Andresa Soares
  •   Mário Castanheira
  •   Crista Alfaiate, Carloto Cotta, João Nunes Monteiro
  •   Miguel Martins
  •   O Som e a Fúria, Uma Pedra no Sapato