Programme 2019

Vitalina Varela

Director: Pedro Costa


India Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: Portugal | Year: 2019

Language(s): Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese | Time: 124 mins


Vitalina Varela, a 55-year-old Cape Verdean, arrives in Lisbon three days after her husband's funeral. She's been waiting for her plane ticket for more than 25 years.

Director's Bio

Pedro Costa’s first film, Blood (1989) had its world premiere at Venice Film Festival. Down to Earth (1994), his second feature, shot in Cabo Verde, screened at Cannes Film Festival. Colossal Youth (2006), screened in Competition in Cannes, and Horse Money (2014) was awarded the Leopard for Best Direction at the Locarno Film Festival.