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The Tsugua Diaries

Directed by Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes
2021
Portugal
102 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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From Cannes Directors’ Fortnight: the new film by Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes (Arabian Nights, Sydney Film Prize 2015) captures the pleasures and perils of filmmaking during lockdown in Portugal.
Shot entirely on 16mm during the COVID-19 lockdown, The Tsugua Diaries brings together the characteristic combination of melancholy and deadpan humour for which Gomes (Tabu, SFF 2012) is known and loved. The film opens with lead characters Crista, Carloto and João enjoying a night of dancing in a beautiful house. Soon enough, we realise the film's actors are growing rebellious around the "undefinition" of the filmmaking process. The film shoot is a microcosm of broader societal responses to the pandemic. Some people are super-vigilant, while others flout the rules and go out surfing. Constructed in the form of a journal, The Tsugua Diaries perfectly conveys the weirdness, sadness and even humour of our present moment.

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Sun 7 Nov
8:20pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
Sat 13 Nov
8pm
Dendy Newtown 5
Past Event Cancel
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Original Title
Diários de Otsoga
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Portugal
Language
In Portuguese and Romanian with English subtitles
Director
Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes
Producer
Luís Urbano, Filipa Reis, Sandro Aguilar, João Miller Guerra
Cast
Crista Alfaiate, Carloto Cotta, João Nunes Monteiro
Screenwriter
Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo
Cinematographer
Mário Castanheira
Editor
Pedro Filipe Marques
Genre
Cannes Selected, Cinephile, Filmmaking, Off-Beat, Comedy
Company Credits
Sales Agent: The Match Factory
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