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HORSE MONEY

Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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Wed, Feb 18, 2015
at 6 PM (Fox Tower)
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HORSE MONEY

DIRECTOR: PEDRO COSTA - PORTUGAL

Set in a crumbling infirmary, Pedro Costa’s haunting, dreamlike film serves as an indictment of social injustice in postcolonial Europe. Ventura, a 70-year-old Cape Verdean immigrant, has been worn down from a lifetime of manual labor and civil strife in the Lisbon slums of Fountainhas. He is recuperating from a nervous disease and looks back on his life through a series of fragmented and ghostly encounters in a film of considerable visual and narrative originality and power. “In the soul-space of Ventura . . . a self-reckoning, a moving memorialization of lives in danger of being forgotten, and a great and piercingly beautiful work of cinema.”—New York Film Festival. Winner of the Best Film Prize, Locarno Film Festival.

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