The Domain

Tiago Guedes

Portugal2020166 MinPortuguese

Subtitles: DE, EN, FR, IT, PL

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The history of Portugal from the 1940s to the present day, seen through the prism of a huge agricultural estate on the south bank of the Tagus river. An intimate fresco, a family saga worthy of the great Hollywood melodramas, the film by Tiago Guedes, produced by Paulo Branco, becomes a radical critique of patriarchy and male domination by showing the madness of a rich landowner, whose desire for power and taste for strength will be the cause of his loss and the dissolution of his most cherished possession.

- Olivier Père, Director of ARTE France Cinéma -

The Domain

(A Herdade)

The chronicle of a family that owns one of the largest estates in Europe, on the south bank of the River Tagus. The Domain delves deeply into the secrets of their homestead, portraying the historical, political, economic and social life of Portugal, since the 1940s, through the Carnation Revolution to these days.

  • Venice IFF 2019
  • Toronto IFF 2019
  • Goya Awards 2020
  • Starring:  ALBANO JERÓNIMO, SANDRA FALEIRO, MIGUEL BORGES, JOÃO VICENTE, JOÃO PEDRO MAMEDE, ANA VILELA DA COSTA, RODRIGO TOMÁS, BEATRIZ BRÁS
  • Production:  LEOPARDO FILMES, ALFAMA FILMS PRODUCTION in association with CB PARTNERS, ANA PINHÃO MOURA PRODUÇÕES
  • Distribution:  ALFAMA FILMS

A remarkable portrait of a patriarchal fiefdom gradually being eaten away from both outside and in.

- Lee Marshall, Screen International -

Tiago Guedes

Tiago Guedes graduated in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. His first feature film, BLOOD CURSE (2005), co-directed with Frederico Serra, played at festivals such as Sitges and Busan. The feature film NOISE (2008), also co-directed with Frederico Serra, was selected at several festivals including San Sebastián and Cartagena) THE DOMAIN (2019) is his most ambitious project, whose script was written in collaboration with Rui Cardoso Martins.

The universe of The Domain sends us back to several films I deeply love. Films of open spaces, westerns lost in the middle of nowhere with enigmatic characters who carry secrets, as in Leone’s and Anthony Mann’s films.

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