Rita Azevedo Gomes

Portugal 145 min min Fiction


This film was inspired by the letters exchanged between two leading Portuguese poets, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andersen and Jorge de Serna, during the exile of the latter (1957-1978). Through their poetry and their letters, the film builds a dialogue between longing and belonging, the “desire to fill years of distance with hours of conversation”. At the same time, it establishes a correspondence with our own lives fictionalized under the ties and entanglements that hold us together. *Catalan première

Festivals and Awards
Best Film in London | Best Audience Award in Tesalonika | Best Cast and Special Mention of the Jury in Sarajevo


Rita Azevedo Gomes

She is one of the key figures in contemporary Portuguese cinema. She has worked for more than thirty years in the Film Department of the Gulbenkian Foundation and in the Portuguese Cinematheque, where she is a programmer. Her films have been selected at the main international film festivals, from Berlin to Locarno or San Sebastián. With Correspondências she was awarded at DocsLisboa film festival.

Filmography: The Kegelstatt Trio (2022, D’A 2023), Danses Macabres, Skeletons, and Other Fantasies (co-directed, 2019), The Portuguese Woman (2018, D’A 2019), Correspondências (2016, D'A 2017), A Woman's Revenge (2012), A Colecção Invisível (2009), A 15ª Pedra (2007), A Conquista de Faro (medium lenght, 2005), Altar (2003), Fragile as the World (2002), O Som da Terra a Tremer (1990)

Rita Azevedo Gomes

Film information

Original Title: Correspondences
Director: Rita Azevedo Gomes
Script: Rita Azevedo Gomes
Contact: NUMAX Distribución
With: Eva Truffaut, Pierre Léon, Rita Durão, Anna Leppänen, Luís Miguel Cintra
Country: Portugal
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 145 min min
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2017