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Rita Azevedo Gomes – A Colecção Invisível AKA The Invisible Collection (2009)

A story about art and educated men, and how their art and culture reveal themselves useless in the face of the harsh realities of the 20th century life. Read More »

Rita Azevedo Gomes – A Vingança de Uma Mulher AKA A Woman’s Revenge (2012)

Roberto enjoys the aristocratic amusement of astonishment. Women, whom he knows full well in all sorts of styles and races, can no longer surprise him. The truth is that Roberto feels the intimate tedium of those who have exhausted all the delights and pleasures of this life. Yet one evening, he is intrigued by a woman who reminds him of someone. That night, of descent into heaven and rising to hell, this woman discloses the peculiarity of the life that has become hers. And amidst the terrible overwhelming, Roberto witnesses the sublime horror into which that woman has dropped. Rita Azevedo Gomes’ opulent, painterly and unabashedly theatrical adaptation is based on a short story from Jules Amedée Barbey d’Aurevilly’s 1874 anthology “Les Diaboliques” Read More »