Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela

An intricately crafted study of grief, despair, solitude and post-colonial exploitation that transcends all narrative, plot-development and character-building conventions, delivering a ruminative and emotive experience. Pedro Costa delves into the darkest depths of an abyss, a phantom-space of the living dead, of wandering human ghosts and lost souls born amidst the shadows. In a film that lives and breathes at nighttime, the black color is endowed with a sacred mission –both materially and spiritually– as much as the white color was to Dreyer or Bresson films.
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Direction: Pedro Costa
Script: Pedro Costa, Vitalina Varela
Cinematography: Leonardo Simões
Editing: João Dias, Vítor Carvalho
Sound: João Gazua
Actors: Vitalina Varela, Ventura, Manuel Tavares Almeida, Francisco Brito, Imídio Monteiro, Marina Alves Domingues
Production: Optec
Producer/Producers: Abel Ribeiro Chaves
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Portugal
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 124΄
Contact: Pedro Costa
Awards/Distinctions: Golden Leopard, Best Actress Award – Locarno IFF 2019