The film follows Ventura – the enigmatic lead of Costa’s earlier groundbreaking film Colossal Youth (2006) – as he traverses a seemingly endless night populated by the ghosts of his, and his country’s, past. From the restless spirits that haunt this decaying urban landscape, Costa conjures a spellbinding and unclassifiable cinematic experience. Winner of the Best Director prize at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival, and featured in many worldwide critics’ Top 10 Films of 2014 lists, Horse Money is a hauntingly beautiful contemplation of Portugal’s tumultuous past and uncertain future from one of the true poets of contemporary European cinema.
Drama | World
Dir. Pedro Costa, Portugal, 2014, 103 mins, subtitles
Cast: Ventura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado, Antonio Santos, Benvindo Tavares