Films byTexts by Pedro Costa
In Vanda’s Room
Pedro Costa, 2000, 170’

“If it rains for one hour in Lisbon, it will rain for five hours in Fontainhas.”

Teacher, talking about his neighborhood


Colossal Youth
Pedro Costa, 2006, 156’

Ventura, a Cape Verdean laborer living in the outskirts of Lisbon, is suddenly abandoned by his wife Clotilde. Ventura feels lost between the dilapidated old quarter where he spent the last 34 years and his new lodgings in a recently-built low-cost housing complex.

Horse Money
Pedro Costa, 2014, 103’

“So we make films on high seas. And as we do not have a book of laws, we work in a very dark area, which is memory, because our material is memory.”

Pedro Costa


Pedro Costa, 2019, 124’

Vitalina Varela, 55-year-old, Cape Verdean, arrives in Lisbon three days after her husband’s funeral. She's been waiting for her plane ticket for more than 25 years.