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The Tsugua Diaries

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The Tsugua Diaries

The rigorous process of moviemaking meets the torpor of pandemic life in this beguiling new film co-directed by Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes (Arabian Nights, NYFF53). A daily journal that unfolds in revelatory reverse order, this playful rug-puller begins by surveying the mundane routines of three housemates (Carloto Cotta, Crista Alfaiate, and João Nunes Monteiro) living in rural peace during the COVID lockdown: impromptu dance parties, cleaning, building a backyard butterfly house. Soon, we discover that there’s more going on beyond the limits of the camera frame. Cockeyed, funny, and slyly meta-cinematic, The Tsugua Diaries—lovingly shot on 16mm—demonstrates the possibility of artistic creation out of sheer will.

Tickets: $12 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

"Highly engaging...with the actors and everyone involved visibly having a good time."
Jonathan Romney, Screen International

This film is part of the New York Film Festival 59 series.



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