The Match Factory boards Miguel Gomes’ lockdown feature ‘Tsugua Diaries’ (exclusive)

New feature from the ‘Arabian Nights’ director is co-directed by documentary filmmaker Maureen Fazendeiro.Leading German sales company The Match Factory has acquired world sales rights to the upcoming feature by Miguel Gomes, the acclaimed Portuguese director of the Arabian Nights trilogy.Co-directed by French documentarian Maureen Fazendeiro, Tsugua Diaries was shot entirely in 16mm during the Covid-19 lockdown in Portugal.

The filmmakers are keeping plot details under wraps but describe it both as “a lockdown journal” and “also a fiction”.It reunites The Match Factory with Gomes, having sold Arabian Nights, which debuted in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2015, and Tabu,

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