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79 Ratings

La lettre

Directed by Manoel de Oliveira
Portugal, 1999


A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist.

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La lettre
Directed by Manoel de Oliveira

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1999 | Winner: Jury Prize

1999 | Competition

Toronto International Film Festival

1999 | Masters

The New York Film Festival


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