Tavern Man

O Tasqueiro

15 mins
8.2 / 10 (773)


A typical day in the life of a lonely man who works in an unsuccessful tavern located in the historical center of Guimarães, an old town in Portugal. During the day, the man spends his time coming up with new menu items for his tavern, while at night he gets ready to meet someone special.

MUBI's take

With Fallen Leaves coming to cinemas, watch one of Aki Kaurismäki’s earlier films about gentle pleasures amid the mundanity of modern life. Transplanting the Finnish filmmaker’s ice-cool, colorful style to a Portugal setting, this near dialogue-free vignette is a deadpan delight.