Vitalina Varela
First screened in October 2019
Director: Pedro Costa. Cast: Vitalina Varela, Ventura, Manuel Tavares Almeida, Francisco Brito, Imídio Monteiro, Marina Alves Domingues. Screenplay: Pedro Costa, with input from Vitalina Varela.

Twitter Capsule: Costa remains a consummate image-maker and conjurer of affects, his camera's voice louder than his characters'.

VOR:   Valid questions remain about Costa's overwhelming aesthetic and commitment to stasis and dilation. But his vision is singular, and worth engaging.

Photo © 2019 Sociedade Óptica Técnica

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Chicago International Film Festival: Silver Hugo (Grand Jury Prize)

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