The strangest and most moving film of the year: Julia Louis-Dreyfus faces Death in a talking macaw

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in the trailer for the new drama A24, Tuesday, a film that arrives marked by a strange, emotional and fantasy tone. The preview was released last Thursday, although the feature film still does not have a confirmed release date. The film tells the story of Zora, played by Louis-Dreyfus, and her terminally ill daughter, Tuesday (Lola Petticrew). Both are found with nothing less than the Deathembodied in a surprising way by a talking parrot that changes size and is interpreted by Arinze Kene.

“A mother (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a deeply moving performance) and her teenage daughter (Lola Petticrew) must confront Death when he arrives in the form of an amazing talking bird. From newcomer Daina O. Pusić, Tuesday is a heartbreaking fairy tale about the echoes of loss and the search for resilience in the unexpected,” says the official synopsis.

First-time director Daina O. Pusić delivers a modern fairy tale full of hope and magic. (Credits: A24) (A24/)

The film, directed and written by Daina Oniunas-Pusichad its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in September last year and is expected to be released sometime in 2024. The title, which is a joint production of BBC Films, draws attention for its fusion of mother-daughter drama and magical realismrepresented especially by Death, a macaw tired of the world that changes size easily. This visual effects creation has been highlighted for its seriousness and emotionality, thanks to the voice of Arinzé Kene (Wanted).

Career-wise, Louis-Dreyfus has recently been involved in other 2023 releases, such as You hurt me and Youin addition to being scheduled to appear in Thunderbolts from Marvel Studios, planned for July 2025. Petticrew, for his part, has worked on the crime series Bloodlands and in She said (2022).

An unusual encounter with Death transforms the lives of a mother and her daughter. (Credits: A24) (A24/)

With the A24 seal

A24, meanwhile, has signed a new alliance with HBO and Cinemax, offering streaming exclusivity for the studio’s theatrical releases and access to a catalog of more than two dozen previous films. The feature films nominated for the Oscar Past Lives and The area of ​​interestalong with other acclaimed titles such as The man of dreamsand The Iron Clawwill be available very soon in theaters in Latin America.

The directorial debut of Daina O. Pusić with Tuesday is backed by producers Ivana MacKinnon, Helen Gladders and Oliver Roskill, as well as soundtrack composer Anna Meredith. Funding is provided by BBC Film, A24, BFI and funding from the National Lottery and Cinereach, and the project was developed in collaboration with BBC Film, BFI and Gingerbread Pictures.

The fusion of drama and fantasy sets the tone for “Tuesday,” a film that explores family ties. (Credits: A24) (A24/)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the unforgettable star of “Seinfeld” and “Veep”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, born on January 13, 1961 in New York, has established herself as one of the most outstanding and versatile actresses on American television. She began her career in the entertainment industry as a cast member of Saturday night Live in the 1980s, giving him valuable experience and exposure in the comedy field. However, it was her role as Elaine Benes in the iconic series Seinfeldwhich aired from 1989 to 1998, catapulting her to international fame.

From “Seinfeld” to “Tuesday”: Julia Louis-Dreyfus in her most emotional role. (Credits: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) (MARIO ANZUONI/)

Subsequently, he continued to demonstrate his ability to play complex and funny characters in series such as The New Adventures of Old Christine and veepthe latter in which her interpretation of the vice president (and later president) Selina Meyer It earned him critical and popular recognition. Throughout her career, Louis-Dreyfus has been awarded numerous awards, establishing herself as one of the most awarded actresses on the small screen. She has won the Emmy on several occasions both for his work in Seinfeld as for his main role in veephighlighting Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

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