Hyperallergic spoke with the prolific Portuguese director about his distinct approach: “I tend to have this obsession with a balance between what’s in front of and behind the camera.”
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Costa’s seventh feature, Vitalina Varela, is the latest in a filmography that consistently builds on its predecessors both thematically and stylistically, telling and retelling connected stories through different points of view.
The history that underlies and often possesses Pedro Costa’s Horse Money, the final entry in the director’s Fontainhas tetralogy, is almost ironic – more than two decades in, Costa’s project has outlived its subject, the titular Lisbon slum now demolished by the Portuguese authorities.