Letters from War, a film by director Ivo M. Ferreira, was chosen by the Portuguese Academy of Motion Pictures to represent Portugal as a nominee for The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as a nominee in the category of Best Ibero-American film in Spain’s Goya Awards.
The film tells the story of the letters written by Portuguese writer António Lobo Antunes to his wife, during the Portuguese Colonial War, between 1971 and 1973. Actor Miguel Nunes plays António, while actress Margarida Vila-Nova plays his wife.
The letters, published in the book D’Este Viver Aqui Neste Papel Descripto, served as a starting point to a film that had its world première in the Berlin International Film Festival, in the beginning of the year, and that, since then, has toured around in many other festivals.
The five chosen films to feature as nominees for The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film will be known on January 17.
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to happen on February 26, in Los Angeles, USA. The 31th edition of Goya Awards happens three weeks before, on February 4, 2017, in Madrid, Spain.