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

(Lisbon, 1952) She is a versatile and independent artist whose enduring interest is in exploring new avenues of expression. Her career dates from the early 1970s and spans cinema (with Manoel de Oliveira, Noronha da Costa and others) theatre and opera. For over 30 years she worked closely with João Bénard da Costa. During this time she has established a solid reputation for her graphic design work in film catalogues and cinema-related publications.

Filmography: A portuguesa (2018), Correspondências (2016, D'A 2017), A Vingança de Uma Mulher (2012), A Colecção Invisível (2009), A 15ª Pedra (2007), Frágil Como o Mundo (2002), O Som da Terra a Tremer (1990)

Rita Azevedo Gomes

Film information

Int. 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