Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela ★★★½

Filled with chiaroscuro this Pedro Costa film packs in dark visuals that are matched by its protagonist’s morose mood. Ending and beginning with a death, every scene of the film is dedicated to mourning as a woman tries to come to terms with her husband’s life after he abandoned her. As devastating as it is, seeing Vitalina Varela’s statuesque face is never not interesting.