Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter

Two Films by Gustavo Vinagre
FIlm - Wed 4 October 2023
WORM Rotterdam
Start → 20:30
End → 23:00

Director Gustavo Vinagre present!

Film For a Blind Poet (original title: Filme para Poeta Cego)
By Gustavo Vinagre
2012, Brasil, Cuba, 26 minutes, Portuguese with English subtitles

Film For a Blind Poet – Glauco Mattoso, a blind sadomasochistic poet, agrees to participate in a documentary about his own life, but the conditions he imposes raise difficulties to the work of the young director.

Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter (original title: Três Tigres Tristes)
By Gustavo Vinagre
2022, Brasil, 86 minutes, Portuguese with English subtitles

Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter – São Paulo, in a dystopian future not so very far from the present. A virus is circulating, one that mainly attacks the brain and the ability to remember. A state that has forgotten a past marked by colonialism and dictatorship desperately awaits some indeterminate “Golden Phase.” Three young queer people drift through a city bled dry by the pandemic and rampant capitalism, remembering each another’s late lovers, sharing their experiences with HIV, getting makeup tips for masked faces and ultimately coming together with others forgotten by society for an antique revue in the salon of a singer named Mirta. In Gustavo Vinagre’s affable, surrealist survey of a politically imposed amnesia, a queer era has dawned in which memories can only survive because they are shared collectively and passed on through affective relationships. Those who spread out in all directions do not collide. And those entirely unconcerned with dying rich and privileged are experiencing the Golden Phase right now. In Três tigres tristes, the margins of society glitter, forgotten by the pandemic.