Following on from his exquisite works Horse Money, Colossal Youth, Casa de Lava and Blood, Vitalina Varela is the latest film from Pedro Costa.
Winner of the prestigious 'Best Film' and ‘Best Actress' Awards at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival, and the Silver Hugo Jury Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival, Costa's film follows the titular Vitalina, a woman left behind in Cape Verde when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, she finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after his funeral. Alone and isolated in her late husband's home, Vitalina is determined to persevere and confront the ghosts of the past..
★★★★ 'Film of the Week' Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ "A strange and beautiful film from Pedro Costa." Danny Leigh, Financial Times
★★★★★ "A work of astonishing aesthetic beauty." Christopher Machell, Cine-Vue
"A strange mix of the real and the surreal… like something out of David Lynch. [...]
A mesmerising experience... a really interesting and important film." Mark Kermode
“Looks and feels like nothing else ever made.”
David Jenkins, Little White Lies - 100 Best Films of the Decade
“Quite possibly the most beautiful film of 2020” Jordan Cronk, Film Comment
“Costa’s ravishing chiaroscuro compositions, a film of shadow and whisper that might be the director’s most visually extraordinary work.” Dennis Lim, New York Film Festival 2019
|Cast||Manuel Tavares Almeida|
|Cast||Marina Alves Domingues|
|Cast||Jose Tavares Borges|
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• Vitalina Varela (2019) presented from a director-approved HD transfer of the film
• New filmed interview with director Pedro Costa.
• Booklet featuring writing on the film
• Teaser trailers
• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)
• Original soundtrack in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio & 2.0 Stereo LPCM
• + MORE TBC