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Pedro Costa (II)


Pedro Costa was born on December 30, 1958 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for Vitalina Varela (2019), Horse Money (2014) and Colossal Youth (2006). See full bio »

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Known For

Vitalina Varela Director
(2019)
Horse Money Director
(2014)
Colossal Youth Director
(2006)
Down to Earth Director
(1994)

Filmography

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 2014 Horse Money
 2012 Centro Histórico (segment "Sweet Exorcism")
 2010 O nosso Homem (Short)
 2009 Change Nothing (Documentary)
 2007/I Memories (segment "The Rabbit Hunters")
 2007 State of the World (segment "Tarrafal")
 2005 Ne change rien (Short)
 2003 The End of a Love Affair (Short)
 2001 6 Bagatelas (Video short documentary)
 2001 Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Documentary)
 1997 Ossos
 1994 Down to Earth
 1989 Blood
 1984 É Tudo Invenção Nossa (Short)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Horse Money (2014)] ...the film cost 100,000 euros. We have no money in Portugal, and film is the least of our problems, I think. It's in the film, it's the best way we could talk about today. It's not really a film about the past or the future, there's only present. It's very in the present, this film, I think. I'm starting to like the film now, because it doesn't give you time to think, ... See more »

Trivia:

Costa's films, at least since In Vanda's Room (2000), have shared certain unique characteristics: they are shot using a digital video camera, "a camera that you can buy in a supermarket," says the director; the production is collaborative, the people on screen 'playing' themselves, supplying their own words and working as an ad hoc film crew with Costa; they use real locations and whatever light ... See more »

Trademark:

Getting incredible performances out of non-actors.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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