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[on what camera they shot Horse Money
(2014) with] It's the Panasonic AG-DVX100, it's HD card, but not 2K. But it's much more difficult to light, every DP will tell you the same. It's much more difficult to get anything that looks interesting at all because you have to fight against so much stupid stuff that's put inside the cameras, and you feel it when you go inside the cinema, if it's not Lav ...
Costa's films, at least since In Vanda's Room
(2000), have shared certain unique characteristics: they are shot using a digital video camera, "a camera that you can buy in a supermarket," says the director; the production is collaborative, the people on screen 'playing' themselves, supplying their own words and working as an ad hoc film crew with Costa; they use real locations and whatever light ...
Getting incredible performances out of non-actors.