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ARTE France shows extended series version of “The Domain”, by Tiago Guedes

The channel Arte France will exclusively broadcast an extended version of The Domain, by Tiago Guedes, in series format. This version, made especially for that channel, will be aired on June 11th, in prime time, at 8:55pm (Paris time), in three episodes, with about one hour each. A night that will be entirely dedicated to The Domain.

In Portugal, The Domain was one of the premieres that marked the year in the national cinematographic panorama, having been seen in the theater by almost 80 thousand spectators. One of its last screenings took place at Cinema Nimas (Lisbon), in January, in a session that sold out - four months after debuting in the screening rooms - and which was attended by the director, Tiago Guedes, the cast and the producer, Paulo Branco.

Albano Jerónimo and Sandra Faleiro - who fill the screen with sublime interpretations - are the protagonists of this saga of a family that owns one of the largest estates in Europe, on the south bank of the Tagus River. Joining them, in an absolutely exceptional cast, are Miguel Borges, Ana Vilela da Costa, João Pedro Mamede, Beatriz Brás, Rodrigo Tomás, João Vicente and Victoria Guerra, among many others. It is with them that we immerse ourselves deeply into the secrets of this domain, in a work that is simultaneously the portrait of the historical, political, social and financial life of Portugal, since the 1940s, going through the Revolution of April 25th and until today.

Portuguese candidate for a nomination for the category of Best International Film at the Oscars, and Portuguese candidate for a nomination in the category of Best Ibero-American Film at the Goya Awards, “A Herdade” has 15 nominations for the Sophia Awards, among them the categories of Best Film and Best Director. It also adds the unprecedented feat of being the first series by a Portuguese director to be acquired by the French channel.

Internationally, The Domain went to Biennale in Venice, where he competed for the Golden Lion, in the Official Selection. The Lido festival was followed by the Toronto Festival, where it was shown in the prestigious Special Presentations section. Its route includes 13 festivals.

«Guedes’ direction is measured and controlled throughout, and technical contributions are impressive in everything from Roberto Perpignani’s slow, rhythmic edit to the film’s costumes and lighting» Screen Daily

«[...] Guedes finds precisely the right tone for the material, which is slightly starker than pure realism. It lifts the clan and its troubles from their everyday plane into the realm of something more timeless and almost mythical, much like de Queiros did in his celebrated family saga, Os Maias.» Hollywood Reporter

«There’s something of Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900 in both the sweep and the gorgeous look of the film. The cast is generally excellent, with Jeronimo exceptional in the lead.» Cinvue

«Slow tracking shots down corridors, gentle zooms and two excellent transition shots between periods further the sense that this is prestige filmmaking [...]» Variety

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