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by Rita Azevedo Gomes


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


main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2016

Concorso internazionale

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