Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes has its world premiere in the Guadalajara Film Festival [06/03/2019]

Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes, the most recent film by Tiago Guedes, premieres worldwide in the Guadalajara International Film Festival, in Mexico, on the International Feature Films Competition. This film marks the return of Tiago Guedes to cinema after having directed the short film Coro dos Amantes in 2014. The premiere is set to be on the 8th of March and will have the presence of the director, the main actress Maria Abreu, and the producer Frederico Serra. The Guadalajara Festival will run from the 8th to the 15th of March.

The film addresses the theme of absence and of the pain of growth in a unusual (adj. which is not vulgar, rare) way. It tells us the story of a girl (s.f. 1. a female child; 2. a very young single woman) who, in order to solve a problem, decides to look for the only person she believes that can help her: the prime minister. From that heroic adventure (sf 1. extraordinary journey, 2. unexpected event that comes and deserves to be reported, 3. chance) set in Lisbon, the economic crisis, a teddy bear with suicidal tendencies named Judy Garland, the Discovery Channel, a black panther and the Russian playwright or Bulgarian scientist Anton Tchekhov are all part of it.

The film, produced by Take it Easy and distributed internationally by Portugal Film, is an adaptation of a theatre play by Tiago Rodrigues with music by Manel Cruz and that counts on the cast with names such as Maria Abreu, Tonan Quito, Miguel Borges, Miguel Guilherme, Gonçalo Waddington and Tiago Rodrigues.

2019, Portugal, 109’

: Tiago Rodrigues, Tiago Guedes
Cinematography: João Lança Morais
Sound: António Porém Pires, Tiago Matos
Editing: Tiago Guedes, Jerónimo Rocha
Production: Frederico Serra / Take it Easy
Cast: Maria Abreu, Tonan Quito, Miguel Borges