VITALINA VARELA – Review by Diane Carson

A mesmerizing, profoundly moving film, Vitalina Varela unfolds in slow motion over two hours, but what a two hours. While Hollywood feeds us everything we need to know in quick bursts of easily digested information, Portuguese director Pedro Costa understates and refrains from explicit excess. Instead he invites the viewer to enter and thoughtfully consider, the painful world he depicts.

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