In Vanda’s Room

  • April 6, 2017 / 16:00
  • April 9, 2017 / 11:00

Director: Pedro Costa
Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, 2000, 170’, color
Portuguese with Turkish and English subtitles

Pedro Costa’s film is a confluence of documentary and fiction. His protagonist, Vanda, is a non-professional actor who performs in scenes set in her own neighbourhood in the Lisbon slums. Vanda is either selling vegetables in the street or taking drugs in the one-room hovel that she shares with her sister, as the neighbourhood is literally torn down around them by the local authorities. In this framing, Costa offers a rich vision of place and of human defiance in the face of urban planning from above.

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Ta’ang

In Vanda’s Room

In Vanda’s Room

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