The Portuguese film ‘A Herdade’, by Tiago Guedes, will be in competition at the 76th Venice Film Festival, which will take place from 28 August to 7 September in Italy, where it will premiere, was announced today.
The film, which opens in Portugal on September 19, is part of the festival’s main competition, scheduled to be announced this morning at a press conference in Venice.
‘A Herdade’ is co-produced by Leopard Films and Alfama Films, and tells the story of a ‘saga of a family that owns one of the largest estates in Europe, on the south bank of the Tagus River, (…) portraying historical life, political, social and financial crisis of the 1940s, going through the revolution of 25 April and to the present day. ”
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.
After Venice, the film will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, whose 44th edition runs from September 5 to 15.
Leonor Teles’s short film ‘Dogs Barking at Birds’ has also been announced for the competition at the 76th Venice Film Festival, part of the Orizzonti competitive section.