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AWARDS Portugal

Florbela is ahead in the race for the Sophia Prize

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- The second awards ceremony of the Portuguese Film Academy will take place in Lisbon on October 6

Florbela is ahead in the race for the Sophia Prize

Vicente Alves do Ó’s second feature Florbela [+see also:
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 is a favourite in the race for the upcoming Sophia Prizes, with a total of 15 nominations. This biographical film about one of the most popular Portuguese poets of the 20th century is notably competing for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Dalila Carmo) and Best Actor (Alberto Jerónimo).

After Florbela (photo), challengers are: Operação Outono [+see also:
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by Bruno de Almeida (10 nominations), Lines of Wellington [+see also:
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, Raoul Ruiz’s latest project, directed by his wife Valeria Sarmiento (9 nominations) and Tabu [+see also:
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interview: Miguel Gomes
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 by Miguel Gomes (9 nominations).

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This year, the Prizes of the Portuguese Film Academy, which are named after poetess Sophia de Mello Breyner, will honour three special guests for the entirety of their career: actress Laura Soveral, cinematographer Acácio de Almeida and distributor José Manuel Castello Lopes. The prize for Merit and Excellence will go to legendary director Manoel de Oliveira.

The awards ceremony will take place in Lisbon on October 6. To see the full list of nominees in the 21 awards categories, click here.

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(Translated from French)

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