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Moviegoing Memories: Pedro Costa

The director of “Vitalina Varela” tells us about his favorite cinema and the one film he would most like to see on the big screen.
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Moviegoing Memories is a series of short interviews with filmmakers about going to the movies. Pedro Costa's Vitalina Varela is MUBI GO's Film of the Week of March 6th, 2020.
NOTEBOOK: How would you describe your movie in the least amount of words?
PEDRO COSTA: A Woman’s Story.
NOTEBOOK: Where and what is your favorite movie theater? Why is it your favorite?
COSTA: Cinema Império, Lisbon, today a Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.
NOTEBOOK: What is the most memorable movie screening of your life? Why is it memorable?
COSTA: All the screenings of the programs Cinema Americano dos anos 30, 40, 50, organised by João Bénard da Costa at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, between 1977 and 1980. Because I was watching those unforgettable films for the first time.
NOTEBOOK: If you could choose one classic film to watch on the big screen, what would it be and why?
COSTA: Enchanted Desna (1964) by Yulya Solntseva and Alexander Dovzhenko, because I have never seen it in a 70mm print.

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