HORSE MONEY (narrative)

HORSE MONEY (narrative)

    Price: $195.00

    Code: 2520
    Format: DVD

    A film by Pedro Costa
    2015, 104 minutes.
    Purchase: $195



    A visionary masterwork from the renowned director of Colossal Youth, Pedro Costa’s Horse Money is a mesmerizing odyssey into the real, imagined and nightmarish memories of the elderly Ventura, a Cape Verdean immigrant living in Lisbon. The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces… and suddenly it is also then, the mid ’70s and the time of Portugal's Carnation Revolution, when Ventura got into a knife fight with his friend Joaquim. Horse Money is a self-reckoning, a moving memorialization of lives in danger of being forgotten, as well as a piercingly beautiful work of modern cinema.

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    “A dream-like nocturnal film. Costa proves himself a great socially committed filmmaker and a master sculptor of space and human presence.” –Sight and Sound

    “A hypnotic masterpiece.” –Time Out Chicago

    “An inspired reminder that politically rooted cinema needn’t just inhabit the realm of the strictly real; it can have an unconscious too, a dream dimension haunted by ghosts.”-Film Comment

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