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[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, ...
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 ...
Getting incredible performances out of non-actors.