Légua

Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra

Radar Portugal, France, Italy 119 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

At an old manor house in northern Portugal, Ana helps her friend, Emília, the elderly housekeeper who is determined to continue to keep the unoccupied house in order for the owners who are never there. As the seasons turn, Mónica, Ana’s daughter, challenges her mother’s choices and the three generations of women search to understand where they belong in a world that is rapidly fading, where the cycle of life is renovated only through inevitable endings.

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Themes

FriendshipEuropean CinemaFemale DirectorFeminismContrysideSex

Filmmaker

Filipa Reis

Graduated in design and painting, he is a Portuguese director, editor, and visual artist. He has co-directed several documentaries with Filipa Reis, selected and awarded at festivals such as IDFA, Cinéma du Réel, DOK Leipzig, and BAFICI. “Djon Africa”, their debut fiction feature film, premiered in Rotterdam.

Filmography: Légua (co-directed, 2023, D'A 2024), Djon Africa (co-directed, 2018), Fora da Vida (short film, co-directed, 2015), O Indispensável Treino da Vagueza (mid-length film, co-directed, 2014), Fragmentos de uma observação participativa (short film, co-directed, 2014), Bela Vista (short film, co-directed, 2012), Cama de Gato (mid-length film, co-directed, 2012), Orquestra Geração (co-directed, 2011), Li ké terra (co-directed, 2010)

Filipa Reis

João Miller Guerra

She has been a director and producer since 2000. With a postgraduate degree in Film and Television, Reis founded the company Uma Pedra no Sapato in 2008. She has co-directed several documentaries with João Miller Guerra, selected and awarded at festivals such as IDFA, Cinéma du Réel, DOK Leipzig, and BAFICI. “Djon Africa”, their debut fiction feature film, premiered in Rotterdam.

Filmography: Légua (co-directed, 2023, D'A 2024), Djon Africa (co-directed, 2018), Fora da Vida (short film, co-directed, 2015), O Indispensável Treino da Vagueza (mid-length film, co-directed, 2014), Fragmentos de uma observação participativa (short film, co-directed, 2014), Bela Vista (short film, co-directed, 2012), Cama de Gato (mid-length film, co-directed, 2012), Orquestra Geração (co-directed, 2011), Li ké terra (co-directed, 2010)

João Miller Guerra

Film information

Int. title: Légua
Director: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
Script: João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis, Sara Morais, José Filipe Costa, Letícia Simões
Contact: Luxbox
With: Carla Maciel, Fátima Soares, Vitória Nogueira da Silva, Sara Machado, Paulo Calatré, Manuel Mozos
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Year: 2023
Format: DCP
Length: 119 min
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English, Catalan

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Légua