Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Tributes and Retrospectives - Rita Azevedo Gomes

Awards:

Official Selection – Berlin Film Festival 2019

Crew:

Director: Rita Azevedo Gomes
Screenplay: Rita Azevedo Gomes 
DOP: Acácio de Almeida 
Production: Basilisco Filmes

The Portuguese Woman

A film by Rita Azevedo Gomes

Back
North of Italy, the von Ketten dispute the forces of the Prince-Bishopric of Trent. Herr Ketten seeks marriage in a distant country, Portugal. After their honeymoon journey back home, Ketten leaves again for the war. Eleven years elapsed… Rumours are running about the presence of that 'foreign' in the castle. Some say she's a heretic.  Until one day, the Bishop of Trento ends up dying and, with the signature of peace, falls the background of von Ketten's life. Will the Portuguese win, where death seems to be moving in?
  • Cast:

    Clara Riedenstein, Marcelo Ugeghe, Rita Durão, Pierre Léon
  • Original Title:

    A Portuguesa
  • Country:

    Portugal
  • Year:

    2018
  • 136 min Subtitles PT

Awards:

Official Selection – Berlin Film Festival 2019

Crew:

Director: Rita Azevedo Gomes
Screenplay: Rita Azevedo Gomes 
DOP: Acácio de Almeida 
Production: Basilisco Filmes

Schedule

Sala Fernando Lopes - Lusófona University

Followed by a conversation with Rita Azevedo Gomes

Director

Rita Azevedo Gomes

Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1952, Rita Azevedo Gomes studied Fine Arts before working in film and theatre. Besides her endeavors as a filmmaker, she’s also a film programmer and curator at Cinemateca Portuguesa. Over the years, she has taken part in several projects spanning across theatre, opera, cinema and the visual arts, of which her graphic work for cinema is particularly striking. She has collaborated with important figures within Portuguese cinema, such as João Bénard da Costa, Luís Noronha da Costa, Manoel de Oliveira, Valeria Sarmiento, among others. Having directed her first feature, O Som da Terra a Tremer, in 1990, she subsequently directed several short and feature films that earned her international recognition. The Portuguese Woman (2018) is her latest film.
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