Cyril Neyrat

A Conversation with Pedro Costa on In Vanda’s Room

Cyril Neyrat, Andy Rector, 2008

Cyril Neyrat: What is the origin of In Vanda’s Room

Pedro Costa: Considering the film as it is now, the form it has, it can only come from things like tiredness and disgust. Not from a search. Nor from a rupture, in the sense of a film that you make by saying to yourself: “I’ve got an idea, I’m going to make a film with this form, in this environment.” It surely comes from the years before cinema, from something other than cinema. It doesn’t come from childhood but surely from adolescence, in other words from the bedroom.