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)