O trio em mi bemol

The Kegelstatt Trio
In 1987, during the writing process of Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle, Nouvelle Vague master Éric Rohmer decided to leave out the fifth episode of the film and develop it into a theatre play instead. Inspired by the famous Mozart piece, he called it "Le Trio en mi bémol", and it went on to premiere at the end of that year at the Théâtre Renaud-Barrault under his direction. 35 years later, Portuguese filmmaker Rita Azevedo Gomes has now taken on the play and made it her own with the help and complicity of some dear friends. Conceived by Rohmer as a "comédie brève en sept tableaux", Azevedo Gomes respects the main structure, a series of encounters between two ex-lovers who still are very fond of each other. But in her version, Paul (Pierre Léon) and Adélia (Rita Durão) extensively discuss love, passion and tenderness for the camera of a film director (legendary Spanish filmmaker Adolfo Arrieta), who teases the actors at his whim. With her usual keen eye for beauty and elegance, Azevedo Gomes draws the best not only from her actors but also from the set, a beautiful sixties modernist beach house on the coast of the Minho region.
by Rita Azevedo Gomes
with Rita Durão, Pierre Léon, Ado Arrieta, Olívia Cábez
Portugal / Spain 2022 French,  Spanish,  Portuguese 127’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Rita Durão
  • Pierre Léon
  • Ado Arrieta
  • Olívia Cábez

Crew

DirectorRita Azevedo Gomes
ScreenplayRita Azevedo Gomes, with Renaud Legrand, after Éric Rohmer’s theatre play
CinematographyJorge Quintela
EditingRita Azevedo Gomes
Sound DesignAntónio Porém Pires
SoundOlivier Blanc
Production DesignRoberta Azevedo Gomes
CostumesRoberta Azevedo Gomes
Assistant DirectorMauro Soares
Production ManagerMário Veloso
ProducerRita Azevedo Gomes
Co-ProducerGonzalo García-Pelayo
Co-ProductionGong Producciones, Madrid, Spanien

Produced by

Basilisco Filmes

Rita Azevedo Gomes

Born in 1952 in Lisbon, Portugal. She first studied art, followed by film and theatre. In addition to being a filmmaker, she also works as a curator at Lisbon’s Cinemateca Portuguesa. Her film A Portuguesa was shown at the Berlinale Forum in 2019.

Filmography

1990 O Som da Terra a Tremer (The Sound of the Earth Shaking); 93 min. 1996 O Cinema Vai ao Teatro (Cinema Goes to the Theatre); 26 min. 1998 Intromissões: Parabéns Manoel de Oliveira (Intromissions: Congratulations Manoel de Oliveira); 55 min. 1999 King Arthur; 30 min. 2001 Frágil Como o Mundo (Fragile as the World); 91 min. 2003 Altar; 72 min. 2005 A Conquista de Faro (The Conquest of Faro); 33 min. 2007 A 15ª Pedra: Manoel de Oliveira e João Bénard da Costa em Conversa (The 15th Stone: Manoel de Oliveira and João Bénard da Costa in Conversation); 117 min. 2009 A Colecção Invisível (The Invisible Collection); 56 min. 2011 A Vingança de uma Mulher (A Woman’s Revenge); 100 min. 2016 Correspondências (Correspondences); 145 min. 2018 A Portuguesa (The Portuguese Woman); 136 min. 2020 O Ah! das coisas, 6 de Abril 2020; 2 min. 2022 O trio em mi bemol (The Kegelstatt Trio); 127 min.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022