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CORRESPONDENCES

by Rita Azevedo Gomes

synopsis

Jorge de Sena was forced to leave his country. First he moved to Brazil, and later to the USA. He never returned to Portugal. During his 20-year-long exile, he kept an epistolary correspondence with Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. These letters are a testimony of the profound friendship between the two poets, letters of longing and of desire to “fill years of distance with hours of conversation”. Through excerpts and verses, a dialog is established, revealing their divergent opinions but mostly their strong bond, and their efforts to preserve it until their last breaths.

international title: Correspondences
original title: Correspondências
country: Portugal
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Rita Azevedo Gomes
film run: 145'
screenplay: Rita Azevedo Gomes
cast: Eva Truffaut, Luís Miguel Cintra, Pierre Léon, Rita Durão, Anna Leppänen
cinematography by: Acácio de Almeida, Jorge Quintela
film editing: Rita Azevedo Gomes, Patricia Saramago
music: Alexander Zekke
production: C.R.I.M. Productions

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Festival del film Locarno 2016

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