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Vitalina Varela (2019)

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N/A | IMDb 7.0/10 | 2 hr 4 min

Vitalina Varela takes its title from the name of its lead actress, a Cape Verdean woman who, as per usual with Costa’s non-professional actors, plays a fictionalized version of herself. Vitalina first appeared in an episode in the director’s previous film, Horse Money (Wavelengths 2015), wherein she recounted how her husband had left their homeland nearly 25 years ago to work in Lisbon – a separation that became permanent when she finally arrived on the continent, This page has vitalina varela 2019, watch online, vitalina varela 2019 free download, full movie hd


three days after his funeral. In Vitalina Varela, Costa refracts and expands that episode to place us firmly within his heroine’s stoic point of view, capturing her extraordinary strength and resilience as she navigates the scanty physical traces her husband left behind, discovers his secret, illicit life, and encounters the other lives that darken the shadows of the Fontainhas that once was. I watched this movie praised by most critics for its beauty. And it is a beautiful shot movie because of mis-e- scene, acting, lightning and camera. Filmxy has Vitalina Varela (2019) Online Full Movie, Vitalina Varela (2019) free download HD Bluray 720p 1080p with English subtitle. Stars: Vitalina Varela, Ventura, Manuel Tavares Almeida


It is all superb in its self inflicted-limitations. Very simple mis-en=.scene and dressing of mostly very poor slum interiors, all shot at night. Fascinating acting of the woman Vitalina who’s face is so great to look at in the many close ups. The lightning which makes with its claire obscure and brilliant color accents everything into a Carravagio painting. And the camera which chooses always a fixed cadre like a painting and gets the light and colors in a subtle way. There is hardly a story cause there is no development. It is more the depiction of the failed life of the just died husband of Vitalina, told to us through her eyes, her monologues, searching for details and questions to the priest who buried him. In one scene the husband is shown seen on his slender young naked back lying in the matrimonial bed still in Cabo Verdi. The now young wife Vitalina stands up and walks out of their self build house into a beautiful but dry landscape. The general theme of the movie is the misery of life in general and that of Cabe Verdian migrant workers in particular. 


My question watching the movie was and is what is the function of all this beauty, what is it for? Is it to show that allthough life is miserable the figures in this movie experience it as beautiful? The answer is negative cause they are desperate in their life and see no light. Is the beauty meant to soften our experience of viewing all this malheur? Of course it does. How to watch so much ugliness for such a long time if there is not something nice to be seen? It has that softening and pleasurable effect but it is not the main function of all this esthetica . I think the function is deeper. Is it l’art pour l’art: beauty for beauty sake? Maybe but what does that mean here? I think that in a religious way we are shown the deep humanity of all these unlucky and unhappy people and the possibility to reconcile ourselves through this beauty with human life. At least I think it is meant that way by the maker of the movie. Did it work that way with me? In a way yes but not in a satisfactory way. Maybe that’s my fault.

Stars : Vitalina Varela, Ventura, Manuel Tavares Almeida

Genre : Drama

Country : Portugal

Posted on: September 19th, 2020

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