Roberto is one of those men to whom simulation has become the greatest art. A dandy! some will say. A libertine! others will tell. Anyway, he is unmoved, inscrutable ... and such a mysterious man! But the truth is that Roberto deeply feels an intimate tedium. The boredom of those who already have exhausted all the pleasures of life. The only thing still surprising for him is the fact that nothing can surprise him anymore.
Meanwhile... One evening he has an overwhelming encounter with a woman. She reveals her unappeasable past, intact, displaying her crime and claiming its public scandal. Between that past and the present – phantasmagory of objects, beings, places - the rêverie goes on and on. A blanket of silence falls upon Roberto’s soul, sealed forever … (Free adaptation of the homonymous tale, in “Les Diaboliques” by Barbey D’Aurevilly 1874)
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Rita Azevedo Gomes has worked in Cinema, Theatre and Artistic Projcects for more than 30 years. In the present she works film director and screenwriter and has made several short and feature films which were internationally acclaimed at important film festivals all over the world. Her Feature Film “Frágil como o Mundo” had its World Priemere at the Venice Film Festival in 2001 and was released in Portugal and France.