The Tsugua Diaries
by Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes
Crista, Carloto and João are building an airy greenhouse for butterflies in the garden. The three of them share household routines, day after day… And they are not the only ones.
MAUREEN FAZENDEIRO was born in 1989 in Créteil, France. She studied literature, art and cinema at Denis Diderot University in Paris. Her films Motu Maeva (2014) and Black Sun (2019) have been selected at international film festivals such as FID Marseille, Toronto, Mar del Plata, Viennale, Valdivia, DocLisboa, Vila do Conde, Torino, Gijon... and have been screened at cinematheques, museums and art fairs (MoMa, Biennale di Veneza, Aichi Triennale, FIAC Paris...). She collaborates as scriptwriter on Miguel Gomes next projects, Savagery and Grand Tour. She lives in Lisbon.
MIGUEL GOMES was born in Lisbon in 1972. He graduated from the Lisbon Film and Theatre School and worked as film critic. Gomes directed several short films presented and awarded in international film festivals and his first feature film The Face You Deserve (2004) was released in Portugal and France. His next feature films, Our Beloved Month of August (Cannes' Director's Fortnight 2008), Tabu (Berlinale Official Competition 2012: Alfred Bauer and FIPRESCI awards) and Arabian Nights (a film in three parts, Cannes' Directors' Fortnight, 2015) confirm his international success and projection. Gomes is presently working on Savagery, based on Euclides da Cunha’s masterpiece “Os Sertões”, and developing The Grand Tour, a fiction feature project, co-written with Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro and Maureen Fazendeiro.