Pedro Costa is a Portuguese filmmaker whose latest feature film, Vitalina Verala (2019), reunites the director with two actors and collaborators from his previous feature, Horse Money (2014), Vitalina and Ventura, to further explore the Fontaínhas neighbourhood and its inhabitants.
The Portuguese director goes in-depth on his incredible latest feature, Horse Money: his intent behind the film (he “says too much” about its meaning), its production, critics writing about his films, and his thoughts on Jean-Luc Godard.
Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa began work on Ossos (1997) after receiving a bundle of letters from residents of Cape Verde, the former Portuguese colony and setting of his previous feature Casa de Lava (1994). The letters were addressed to friends living in a Lisbon neighbourhood called Fontaínhas, where a kind of pirate urbanization existed in… Continue reading Video Essay: Pedro Costa’s OSSOS
Our fifth issue is now available. Our feature interview this month is with filmmaker JOE SWANBERG (Nights and Weekends, Hannah Takes The Stairs). The 92-minute interview is incredibly candid and covers his filmmaking philosophies, the role of technology on-screen in his films, his thoughts on cinema culture, and his relationship with Greta Gerwig. This month’s… Continue reading Issue 5 is now available: Joe Swanberg, Lauren Greenfield, THE GODFATHER PART III, Pedro Costa’s OSSOS
A video essay about Pedro Costa’s film Ossos (1997) and its representation of the Lisbon neighbourhood of Fontainhas. The essay considers the formal techniques used to express the community that lives in this neighbourhood and to in some ways extend it to the viewer in the sense of Jean-Luc Nancy’s concept of community. However, it… Continue reading Pedro Costa’s OSSOS (Video Essay)