A Woman's Revenge (A Vingança de uma Mulher)

  • Rita Azevedo Gomes /
  • Portugal /
  • 2011 /
  • 100 mins

Rita Durão, Fernando Rodrigues, Hugo Tourita, Duarte Martins, João Pedro Bénard / Fiction / Portuguese

Rita Azevedo Gomes’ sumptuous, painterly and unabashedly theatrical adaptation of a short story from Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly’s 1874 anthology Les Diaboliques, tells the tale of Roberto, a bored, decadent dandy in the nightly pursuit of ever-harder-to-find distraction. One evening, his eye is caught by a beautiful prostitute whose offer he accepts, and whom he soon comes to realise is none other than a missing noblewoman, The Countess of Sierra Leone, who has a fascinating, devastating story of her own to tell…

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