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Masterclass Pedro Costa

25 January 2020

The Portuguese director talks about his unique filmmaking style

The Portuguese director of Vitalina Varela tells the audience about cinema, life and his unique filmmaking style.

About Vitalina Varela
Vitalina travels from her native Cape Verde in the footsteps of her recently deceased partner, ending up in the pitch-black vacuum of life for Portuguese immigrants. This Golden Leopard winner at Locarno is stunningly stylised by Pedro Costa, who isolates his characters in the darkness using a 4:3 ratio and bright spotlights.

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