The film “A Herdade”, by Portuguese film director Tiago Guedes clinched an award for the best film at the Panorama of European Cinema, the organisers of the event revealed in Athens, according to Lusa news agency on Saturday.
The jury of this 33rd edition of the Greek festival included film director Elia Suleiman, the actress and director Valeria Golino and the director of the Lecce European Film Festival, Alberto La Mónica, according to a note by production company Leopardo Filmes.
The award means “one more distinction to add to the many that the film has had on its international journey, from the Venice Festival, to Toronto’s TIFF, through the São Paulo and Valencia Exhibitions, among many other international festivals of reference cinema.,” according to the note. .
The producer also said the film “premiered with enormous success in September last year in Portuguese theaters”, and that it had seen one and a half million spectators on Canal ARTE.
“A Herdade” is a co- production between Leopardo Filmes and Alfama Films Production, in association with CB Partners and Ana Pinhão Moura Produções.
The film will be broadcast on RTP 1 on December 8 at 9.59 pm, the note added.