1997. Vanda Duarte appears on a screen for the first time. Her presence in Ossos causes a ripple effect that irreversibly transforms Pedro Costa’s cinema and reanimates the cinephile mythomania of the ‘90s. Here, Vanda plays a written character, and, from the tensions between character and actress, between the conventions of fiction and the streets of Fontainhas, appears a traumatized, fascinating film that anticipates a new cinema in which the word “documentary” is part of a dead language. FG / Courtesy of Cinemateca Portuguesa.
D, G: Pedro Costa F: Emmanuel Machuel E: Jackie Bastide DA: Zé Branco S: Jean Dubreuil P: Paulo Branco CP: Madragoa Filmes, Gemini Films, Zentropa Productions I: Vanda Duarte, Nuno Vaz, Mariya Lipkina, Isabel Ruth, Inês de Medeiros
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