- 2h 4min
- Directed by: Pedro Costa
- Cast: Vitalina Varela, Ventura
- Language: Portuguese
- UK release: 12 October 2019
Docufiction about Vitalina Varela, a Cape Verdean woman who returns from home to bury her estranged husband. Stately and intense, revealing controlled reserves of power and pictorial majesty: a series of existential meditations on hardship and resilience, with Varela (who co-writes) holding the attention with unforced power.
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Reviews & features
Vitalina Varela2 Mar 2020
Pedro Costa's powerful and majestic latest blurs the line between actress and character
Since his early experiments in docufiction, Portuguese director Pedro Costa has assiduously honed a heightened form of stately and intense art cinema, merging near-portraiture with a kind of poetic-realism. Building on interconnected earlier entries…
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