Scene from the film The Portuguese Woman
Scene from the film The Portuguese Woman
Scene from the film The Portuguese Woman
Scene from the film The Portuguese Woman

The Portuguese Woman

  • Portugal
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The newly married wife of Lord von Ketten is determined to make her husband’s family abode, an inhospitable castle in Italy, into a home. When he sets off to battle, staying away for eleven long years, she carves out a life for herself—reading, singing, dancing, swimming, and riding in the forest.


  • Original Title
    A Portuguesa
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Rita Azevedo Gomes, Agustina Bessa-Luís
  • Cast
    Clara Riedenstein, Marcello Urgeghe, Ingrid Caven, Pierre Léon, Luna Picoli-Truffaut
  • Cinematography
    Acácio de Almeida
  • Editing
    Rita Azevedo Gomes
  • Music
    José Mário Branco, Ingrid Caven, Coro Menor
  • Sound
    Olivier Blanc, António Porém Pires, Tiago Matos
  • Runtime
    138 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Festival Internacional de Cinema Mar Del Plata 2018 (Argentina)
    • Berlinale
    • Viennale 2019 (Austria)
    • Festival Spirit of Fire 2019 (Siberia and Moscow)
    • LEFFEST 2018, Portugal
    • D'A Film Festival Barcelona 2019 (Spain)
    • Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019
    • Moscow Film Festival 2019 (Russia)
    • Festival Internacional de Cinema de Jeonju 2019 (South Korea)
    • EPA CINE – Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de El Palomar 2019 (Argentina)
    • Olhar de Cinema Curitiba 2019 (Brazil)
    • China and Portuguese-language Countries Film Festival 2019 (China and Macau)
    • Tokyo/Nagoya Image Forum Festival 2019 (Japan)
    • Kaunas International Film Festival 2019 (Lithuania)
    • Festival de Cine Contemporáneo Blackcanvas 2019 (Mexico)
    • Semana de Cine Portugués no MALBA - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires Malba 2019 (Argentina)
    • Portuguese Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea 2019
    • CineLibri International Book and Film Festival 2019 (Bulgaria)
    • Tbilisi International Film Festival 2019 (Georgia)
    • Festival Transcinema 2019 (Peru)
    • Films Femmes Méditerranée Marseille 2019 (Frace)
    • Cineuropa 2019 (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
    • Festival La Mar de Músicas 2019 (Cartagena, Spain)
    • Festival Mujeres de Cine 2020 (Spain)
    • Festival Internazionale di Cinema e Donne-Firenze 2020 (Italy)
    • Festival de Cinema Português no Luxemburgo, Novembro 2020 (Luxembourg)
    • Festival Cinema e Donne Firenze, Novembro 2020 (Italy)
    • EU Film Days 2021, Tóquio e Quioto, Maio e Junho 2021 (Japan)
  • Awards
    • Lady Harimaguada de Oro - Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2019 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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