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.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• Vitalina Varela (2019) presented from a director-approved HD transfer of the film
• An introduction to the film by critic and author Chris Fujiwara.
• Pedro Costa in conversation with Maria Delgado at the ICA Cinema, London, March 2020.
• Pedro Costa: Companhia – a short film about Costa’s installation exhibition at the Serralves Museum, Porto in 2018.
• Film trailers and teasers made by the director.
• 24-page booklet featuring writing on the film by Daniel Kasman.
• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)
• Original soundtrack in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio & 2.0 Stereo LPCM