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.
Screenings & Events
Thu, Oct 14 @ 5:15pm CDT
at AMC River East, Screen 9This event has passed.
Fri, Oct 22 @ 8:30pm CDT
at AMC River East, Screen 7This event has passed.
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
- 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