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Original name:Légua
English name: Legua
Year: 2023
Run time: 119 Min
Language: Portuguese
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Director: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
Producers: Rachel Daisy Ellis, Filipa Reis
Cast: Carla Maciel, Fátima Soares, Vitória Nogueira da Silva, Sara Machado, Paulo Calatré, Manuel Mozos
Screenplay: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra, Sara Morais, José Filipe Costa, Letícia Simões
Cinematographer: Vasco Viana
Editor: Luísa Homem
Sound Designer: Benoît Guérineau
Music Composer: Ricardo Jacinto, Hypogeo
Production Company: Uma Pedra no Sapato
World Sales: Luxbox


  • Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight 2023
  • São Paulo IFF 2023
  • Gijón IFF 2023
  • Riga IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 Djon Africa
  • 2015 On the Side (Short)
  • 2014 The Indispensable Practice of Vagueness (Short)
  • 2014 Fragments of a Participant Observation (Short)
  • 2012 Bela Vista (Short)
  • 2012 Cat’s Craddle (Short)

Director's Biography:

Filipa Reis

Filipa Reis has been a film director and producer since 2000 with a postgraduate degree in Cinema and Television, in 2008 Filipa founded the production company Uma Pedra no Sapato. João Miller Guerra is a director, editor and visual artist with a Design major and post graduate course in Painting.

João Miller Guerra

Filipa and João codirected several shorts and documentaries, that were selected and awarded at international film festivals including IDFA, Cinéma du Réel, DOK Leipzig and BAFICI. Djon África, their debut fiction feature, premiered at Rotterdam’s Tiger Competition in 2018.


At an old manor house in northern Portugal, Ana helps her friend, Emília, the elderly housekeeper who is determined to continue to keep the unoccupied house in order for the owners who are never there. As the seasons turn, Mónica, Ana's daughter, challenges her mother's choices and the three generations of women search to understand where they belong in a world that is rapidly fading, where the cycle of life is renovated only through inevitable endings.