The film ‘A Herdade’ by Tiago Guedes is the Portuguese candidate for a nomination for the Goya, the Spanish film awards, announced today the Portuguese Academy of Cinema.
The feature film, which opens in Portuguese theaters on September 19, will be nominated for Goya’s nomination for best Ibero-American film.
Produced by Paulo Branco, ‘A Herdade’ tells the “saga of a family that owns one of the largest estates in Europe, on the south bank of the Tagus River, […] portraying the historical, political, social and financial life of Portugal, from the 40s, going through the revolution of 25 April and to the present day “, reads the synopsis.
With the argument of Rui Cardoso Martins and Tiago Guedes, with the collaboration of Gilles Taurand, the cast is composed by Albano Jerónimo, Sandra Faleiro, Miguel Borges, João Vicente, Ana Bustorff, Beatriz Brás, among others.
The world premiere of ‘The Homestead’ is scheduled for the Venice Film Festival, which begins on the 28th in Italy, in which it is part of the official competition. After Venice, the film will make its North American debut at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
The 24th edition of the Goya will take place on 25 January in Malaga.
In addition to nominating the candidate for the Goya, the Portuguese Film Academy will also choose, until September 10, the Portuguese candidate for Oscar for best foreign film.
According to the academy, among all films with commercial debut in Portugal between September 2018 and September this year, there are four shortlisted for an Oscar nomination: Tiago Guedes ‘A Herdade’, Sérgio Tréfaut’s ‘Raiva’, ‘Parque Mayer’ by António-Pedro Vasconcelos, and ‘Variações’, by João Maia, which will debut on the 22nd.
The jury of the Portuguese Film Academy appointed for these choices includes actor Ivo Alexandre, director João Marco, actress Lídia Franco, producer Mário Patrocínio and casting director Patrícia Vasconcelos.
The 92nd Academy Awards is scheduled for February 9, 2020.