IN VANDA’S ROOM
Location: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt
After Ossos (1997), Costa re-defined his practice, switching to a mini-DV camera and shooting 160 hours of footage with a two-man crew for In Vanda’s Room. This landmark film follows the life of Vanda Duarte, a young drug addict living in the Lisbon slum neighbourhood of Fontainhas, whose incandescent spirit and charisma set Costa’s film world ablaze.
Pedro Costa― Artist
Pedro Costa is a Portuguese filmmaker acclaimed for using his ascetic style to depict the marginalised people in desperate living situations. His films are always filmed with digital techniques and set in a district of Lisbon inhabited by socially disadvantaged and shot in a natural and low-key way in documentary format.