We shouldn't work like bankers, our guiding interest mustn't be economic, says Pedro Costa, the subject of one of the retrospectives at this year's New Horizons, in an in-depth interview with Agnieszka Szeffel. This is a story about cinema that is born of trust, great friendship and hard work, with a conscious approach to social and urban margins, which also happen to be the margins of the film market. One of the most outstanding filmmakers in European cinema and one of its most consistent outsiders, the Portuguese director spent years filming immigrants from Cape Verde, who, by fate or necessity, have ended up in the suburbs of Lisbon. My films came to be because I met someone, says the protagonist in Pedro Costa's book, An Unwritten Story, recalling Vanda, Vitalina and Ventura, as well as Chaplin, Bresson and Straub. This is primarily a story about finding your own way, your own world view, to becoming a filmmaker who is-as Costa is fond of saying about Godard-a researcher at a museum of the human species.
Published by Wydawnictwo w Podwórku Polish, English
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