João Miller GuerraStill: Djon África
Filipa Reis (1977) and João MILLER GUERRA (1974) have co-directed films that have been selected and received awards at festivals including IFFR, Cinéma du Réel, New Directors/New Films Festival, IDFA, DokLeipzig, BAFICI, FIDOCS, Festival dei Popoli and DocLisboa. Djon Africa, their debut feature film, premiered in the 2018 IFFR Tiger Competition, and received the FIPRESCI Award and a Jury Special Mention at the 2018 Uruguay International Film festival. Légua is their second narrative feature. In 2008, they founded their production company, Uma Pedra No Sapato, based in Lisbon, where they develop international co-production features by prize-winning Portuguese directors such as Miguel Gomes, Margarida Cardoso and Marco Martins. Under the brand Vende-Se Filmes, Reis and Miller Guerra have also directed and produced over 100 hours of engaging and independent television content broadcast in prime-time national network and cable TV.
(selection, all co-dir) Li ké terra (2010, doc), Nada fazi (2012), Cama de gato (2012, short doc), Bela vista (2013, short doc), For a da vida/On the Side (2015, short doc), A Woman’s Story (2009-2017, TV series), Djon África (2018)
João Miller Guerra at IFFR
Northern Portugal, the village of Légua. The Botica manor house is looked after by good friends Ana (50) and Emilia (70), two generations of rural workers. Emilia who has cared for the house for over 40 years, becomes seriously ill and Ana takes it upon herself to look after her friend and ensure that she can stay in the manor house until the very end.