Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
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In a documentary about his work, Pedro Costa explained how simple is to make films: you get up, go to the corresponding location, shoot until it’s late, edit the footage, and go back to prepare everything for the next day. With this candid statement, the Portuguese auteur clarified the ethics that would later drive him to make, among others, Ossos (1997), In Vanda’s Room (2000), and later Colossal Youth (2006) –all films featuring characters from the disappeared neighborhood of Fontainhas in their everyday lives and grieves. In Horse Money, Costa takes again the figure of Ventura, that immigrant construction worker that back in Youth wandered like a ghost through a world that wasn’t his anymore. This time, the ghosts are others, and they come from a past time that left inerasable wounds. Just like John Ford used to show a people’s history through a character, Costa –together with Ventura, and also Vitalina and Tito– does a similar thing: he portrays a way of life (and a way of making films) that seems to be extinguishing or disappearing in the shadows. MA

Section: Panorama
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Spanish title: Caballo Dinero
English title: Horse Money
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 104
Seconds: 0

Team:

D: P. Costa

F: L. Simões, P. Costa

E: J. Dias S: O. Blanc, H. Leitão, V. Pedroso

M: Os Tubarões

P: A. Ribeiro Chaves

PE: R. Dâmaso

CP: Sociedade Óptica Técnica (OPTEC)


Cast:

Ventura, V. Varela, T. Furtado


Contact:

Sociedade Óptica Técnica (OPTEC). Carolina Santos
T +351 967 145 298 +351 917 228 992
E filmes@optec.pt W filmes.optec.pt


Pedro Costa Portugal

He was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1959. Several of his films, like Ossos (1997), Colossal Youth (2006) and Centro histórico (2012; co-directed with Manoel de Oliveira, Aki Kaurismäki and Víctor Erice), were screened in Bafici.



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