Rita Azevedo Gomes: Desire the World! It Shall be Yours

Rita Azevedo Gomes: Desire the World! It Shall be Yours
Mubi's retrospective Out of this World: The Cinema of Rita Azevedo Gomes is showing July – September, 2020.Above: The Portuguese WomanIt's staggering how complete the cinema of Rita Azevedo Gomes is already in her first film, a feature no less: O Som da Terra a Tremer (1990) is an explosion of feeling and thought and invention carried by the profoundest of knowledge about cinema and the arts. Thus, it is most lamentable that it took another two decades plus for her to be recognized by international film culture at its most general level, with A Woman’s Revenge (2012), a work refined and lean, almost minimalist, très Portuguese à la Oliveira, thus similar to other films, other auteurs from Europe's western-most nation—and therefore welcome with open arms at all the places usually deemed right.While one can easily say that in the end it all worked out, one has to immediately
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