Exclusive: Clips for Filipa Reis & João Miller Guerra’s Légua – 2023 Directors’ Fortnight Selection
Last week we featured the poster one-sheet for Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra’s Légua – and now we have a bit more of Portugal for you with some clips from the Directors’ Fortnight selected film. In one instance we have a non-heated bed-making polite exchange between Ana (Carla Maciel) and the elder Emília (Fátima Soares). Ana will essentially take over for the other – a changing of the guard of one person who is relinquishing the title and symbolically going down with the ship. Here every object (even a blanket) has a function, purpose and raison d’être. In the other clip, we find Ana and her teenage daughter in conflict – we have chickens running loose reminding us that we are in a rural setting, there is not much in the realm of possibilities for the next generation and that the outside world might have more to offer.