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The Tsugua Diaries Diários de Otsoga

  Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes

  Portugal     102 minutes

Synopsis

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

In-Theater Screening

Fri, Oct 22 @ 8:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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

Media

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