PEDRO COSTA 

Portugal

Related film: COLOSSAL YOUTH

While studying history at University of Lisbon, Pedro Costa switched to film courses at Lisbon Theatre and Film School (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema) where he was a student of António Reis, Paulo Rocha and Alberto Seixas Santos. After working as an assistant director to several directors such as Jorge Silva Melo, Vítor Gonçalves and João Botelho, he made a first feature film O Sangue (The Blood) in 1989.
He collected the France Culture Award (Foreign Cineaste of the Year) at 2002 Cannes Film Festival for directing the film In Vanda's Room. Colossal Youth was selected for the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and earned the Independent/Experimental prize (Los Angeles Film Critics Association) in 2008.


Features:
    O Sangue (1989)
    Casa de Lava (1995)
    Ossos (1997)
    In Vanda's Room (2000)
    Colossal Youth (2006)

    Centro Histórico (segment "Sweet Exorcism", 2012)
    Cavalo Dinheiro / Horse Money (2014)


Shorts and documentaries:
    É Tudo Invenção Nossa (1984 - short)

    Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (documentary - 2001)

    The End of a Love Affair (2003 - short)

    Change Nothing (2005 - short)
    State of the World (2007 - short - "Tarrafal" segment)
    Memories (2007 - short  - "The Rabbit Hunters" segment)
    Change Nothing (2009 - documentary)

    O nosso Homem (2010 - short)

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