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Vitalina Varela

Dir: Pedro Costa, Portugal, 2019, 124 minutes, Cert: 12 Language: Portuguese, Kabuverdianu / English subtitles

Tue 17 March // 20:00 (cancelled)

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

Vitalina Varela is the latest film from Pedro Costa, and follows the titular Vitalina, a woman left behind in Cape Verde when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, she finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after his funeral. Alone and isolated in her late husband's home, Vitalina is determined to persevere and confront the ghosts of the past.

Winner: Locarno Film Festival 2019 - Best Film / Best Actress
Winner: Chicago International Film Festival - Silver Hugo Jury Award

#10 in Sight & Sound’s Best Films of 2019

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