In Horse Money, acclaimed director Pedro Costa continues his thoughtful exploration of the lives of immigrants and the post-colonial underclass, as they scrabble to survive in the slums of Portugal. Increasingly held captive to his madness, Ventura wanders as revolution rings out in the streets – lost in a network of subterranean passages and his own mind. Horse Money is Costa’s painterly response to the social and racial injustice embedded within his home country, a searing masterpiece that poetically captures lives that are in danger of being forgotten.
Dir. Pedro Costa / 103 min / 2014 / Portugal / In Portuguese with English subtitles / Rating TBC