The film "Peregrinação", by João Botelho, is a candidate for an appointment for the Spanish film awards, the Goya, in the category of best Ibero-American film, the organization announced.
The Spanish Cinema Academy today unveiled the 16 films pre-selected for Goya for best Ibero-American production and among them is "Peregrinação", work by João Botelho inspired by Fernão Mendes Pinto's travelogue, homonym.
Among the pre-selected are, for example, "Benzinho", by Gustavo Pizzi (Brazil), "Los perros" by Marcela Said (Chile) and "Roma" by Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico).
João Botelho's film is still a candidate for a nomination for Goya for best foreign film – and the other for the Oscars, in the same category – as proposed in September by the Portuguese Academy of Cinema.
The feature film transposes to episodes of Fernão Mendes Pinto's book "Pilgrimage", first printed in 1614, which tells of the presence of the Portuguese in the East and presents itself as a chronicle of travels of two decades of the author's experience.
The film stars Cláudio da Silva, ahead of a cast that includes Catarina Wallenstein, Pedro Inês, Maya Booth, Cassiano Carneiro, Rui Morisson, Jani Zhao and Zia Soares.
The film is also part of "Por este rio" by the musician Fausto Bordalo Dias, played by a male choir.
The 33rd Goya ceremony will take place on February 2 in Seville.