European Union Film Festival



2014, Pedro Costa, Portugal, 104 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 20th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Mar 23rd 6:00pm

“Strange, hauntingly beautiful…looms very large in the weight of its ideas and its profound feeling for lives ground up and spit out by the threshing machine of history.”
— Scott Foundas, Variety

“A sustained eeriness that takes HORSE MONEY into the realm of expressionistic horror…casts a spell that’s impossible to shake.”
— Eric Kohn, Indiewire

Ventura, the gaunt, grizzled Cape Verdean immigrant who has served as director Pedro Costa’s muse and central character in films including COLOSSAL YOUTH returns in an even more commanding role in HORSE MONEY. Mysteriously at death’s door, Ventura takes an eerie journey through dark episodes in his own life as they coalesce with Portugal’s troubling colonial past. Former lovers, friends, and work mates may be illusions as the powerful puzzle comes together in bewitching chiaroscuro imagery. In Cape Verdean, Creole, and Portuguese with English subtitles. Special advance screening courtesy of The Cinema Guild. DCP digital. (BS)

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