LA PORTUGUESA

Rita Azevedo

Portugal 136 min. min Catalan premiere

Synopsis

In the north of Italy the von Ketten (Delle Catene as they are known around) use their Germanic ancestry as it suits them in order to fight the forces of the Episcopate of Trent. Von Ketten looks for a wife in distant country, Portugal, so that nothing will interfere with his field of action in the surrounding counties. During the long journey back home, the first child is born. But, when arriving to the castle, he’s told that the opportunity to defeat the Bishop has come! He decides to go to war! The Portuguese woman, against her husband’s will, refuses to return back to Portugal.

Themes

Female Director

Director

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: A Portuguesa (The Portuguese Woman)
Director: Rita Azevedo
Script: Rita Azevedo Gomes a partir del conte de Robert Musil (Die Portugiesin)
Contact: Numax
With: Clara Riedenstein, Marcello Urgeghe, Ingrid Caven, Rita Durão, Pierre León, João Vicente, Luna Picoli-Truffaut, Manuela de Freitas, Alexandre Alves Costa, Adelaide Teixeira, Marie Carré
Country: Portugal
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 136 min. min
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2019

Awards

Golden Lady Harimaguada in Las Palmas