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Pedro Costa (II)


Pedro Costa was born on December 30, 1958 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for Horse Money (2014), Vitalina Varela (2019) and Colossal Youth (2006). See full bio »

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Known For

Horse Money Director
(2014)
Vitalina Varela Director
(2019)
Colossal Youth Director
(2006)
In Vanda's Room Director
(2000)

Filmography

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 2014 Horse Money
 2012 Centro Histórico (segment "Sweet Exorcism")
 2010 O nosso Homem (Short)
 2009 Change Nothing (Documentary)
 2007 Tarrafal (Documentary short)
 2007 Memories (segment "The Rabbit Hunters")
 2007 State of the World (segment "Tarrafal")
 2005 Ne change rien (Short)
 2003 The End of a Love Affair (Short)
 2001 6 Bagatelas (Video short documentary)
 2001 Cinéma, de notre temps (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1997 Ossos
 1994 Down to Earth
 1989 Blood
 1984 É Tudo Invenção Nossa (Short)
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Height:

6' (1.83 m)

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Personal Quote:

In Vanda's Room (2000) is a film about possession, not only the drugs, but she possesses the viewer in a certain kind of way that is different from other films. There are films that practice that kind of magic in different ways. That's what I call the Brechtian thing. [2015] See more »

Trivia:

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 ... See more »

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Getting incredible performances out of non-actors. See more »

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