Três tigres tristes

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.
by Gustavo Vinagre
with Isabella Pereira, Jonata Vieira, Pedro Ribeiro, Gilda Nomacce, Carlos Escher, Julia Katharine, Ivana Wonder, Cida Moreira, Everaldo Pontes, Nilceia Vicente
Brazil 2022 Portuguese 86’ Colour World premiere


  • Isabella Pereira
  • Jonata Vieira
  • Pedro Ribeiro
  • Gilda Nomacce
  • Carlos Escher
  • Julia Katharine
  • Ivana Wonder
  • Cida Moreira
  • Everaldo Pontes
  • Nilceia Vicente


Director Gustavo Vinagre
Screenplay Gustavo Vinagre, Tainá Mühringer
Cinematography Cris Lyra
Editing Rodrigo Carneiro
Music Marco Dutra, Caetano Gotardo
Sound Rodney Blanco
Sound Design Ruben Valdes
Production Design Juliana Lobo
Costumes João Marcos de Almeida
Make-Up Ebony
Assistant Director Beatriz Pomar
Production Manager Luiza Ramos
Producer Rodrigo Carneiro
Executive Producers Rodrigo Carneiro, Marcos Pimentel

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Gustavo Vinagre & Rodrigo Carneiro

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Gustavo Vinagre

Born in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He studied literature as well as screenwriting. Gustavo Vinagre screened A rosa azul de Novalis (2019) and Vil, má (2020) at the Berlinale Forum.


2012 Filme para poeta cego (Film for Blind Poet); 27 min. 2013 La llamada (The Call); 19 min. · Nova Dubai; 50 min. 2014 Mãos que curam (Healing Hands); 19 min. 2015 Chutes (Kicks); 24 min. 2016 Os cuidados que se com o cuidado que os outros devem ter consigo mesmos (The Cares One Takes of the Care Others Must Take of Themselves); 21 min. 2017 Filme-catástrofe (Disaster Film); 18 min. · Cachorro (Bitch); 14 min. · Medo medo medo (Fear Fear Fear); 20 min. 2018 Lembro mais dos corvos (I Remember the Crows); 82 min. 2019 A rosa azul de Novalis (The Blue Flower of Novalis); 70 min. 2020 Vil, má (Divinely Evil); 86 min. 2021 Desaprender a dormir (Unlearning to sleep); 94 min. · Deus tem AIDS (God Has AIDS); 82 min. · Monumento ao Wi-Fi (Monument to Wi-Fi); 14 min. 2022 Três tigres tristes (Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter); 86 min.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022