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Horse Money

Cavalo dinheiro

2014, Pedro Costa, Portugal, 104 min. With Ventura, Vitalina Varela.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 8th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 9th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jan 10th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jan 11th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 12th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Jan 13th 6:00pm
First Chicago run!

"A visual album of souls, lost and found" – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"As gorgeous and impenetrable as a dream." – Matt Zoeller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

"The puzzle-box narrative only grows more hypnotic with repeat viewings. The movie insists on having the audience, like Ventura, pass through madness to reach catharsis." – Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

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. DCP digital. (BS)

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