Pedro Costa

Pedro Costa at IFFR

Pedro COSTA (1959, Portugal) studied History at Lisbon University and then worked as an assistant to Jorge Silva Melo, Vítor Gonçalves and João Botelho. He made his debut at the age of 30 with Blood, which marked the start of a striking and highly praised oeuvre about people on the fringes of society. Many of Costa’s films, including Bones and Colossal Youth, have been screened in Rotterdam. Cavalo Dinheiro was awarded the Leopard for Best Director in 2014, while his Vitalina Varela was awarded the Gold Leopard for Best Film in 2019, both at the Locarno Film Festival.


Cartas a Júlia (1987, short), O sangue/Blood (1989), Casa de lava (1994), Ossos/Bones (1997), No quarto da Vanda/In Vanda's Room (2000), Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, Cinéastes – où gît votre sourire enfoui?/Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (2001), 6 Bagatelas (2002, short), Juventude em marcha/Collosal Youth (2006), Memories (2007, co-dir, segment The Rabbit Hunters), O estado do mundo (segment Tarrafal)/State of the World (segment Tarrafal) (2007, short), Ne change rien (2009), O nosso homem/Our Man (2010, short), Alto cutelo/In Histories of the Cinema (2011, short), Centro Histórico (2012, co-dir, segment Sweet Exorcist), Cavalo Dinheiro/Horse Money (2014), Vitalina Varela (2019)

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Pedro Costa at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR