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Exclusive: Clips for Filipa Reis & João Miller Guerra’s Légua – 2023 Directors’ Fortnight Selection

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.

Légua will be having its world premiere on May 23rd – here are the times.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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