In Vanda's Room ★★★★½

Shooting on digital with virtually no crew, Costa follows people playing themselves, highlighting the lives of the addicted and displaced. The natural lighting creates an often dark and foreboding atmosphere, one that meshes beautifully with the near-constant sounds of bulldozers plowing through nearby homes, slowly destroying the neighborhood in the name of progress. Costa rightly points his camera on people, tracking the human cost of personal and social choices.