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Vote for Pedro; The Cinema Guild Off to Races with Costa’s “Horse Money”

There is a special place in cinema heaven for the likes of Locarno programmer Mark Peranson, TIFF programmer Andréa Picard and The Cinema Guild’s Ryan Krivoshey. With their acerbic tastes in slow auteur cinema and form-bending non-fiction, after having been showcased in the Wavelengths section (joining the ranks of previously picked up Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja and Matias Pineiro’s The Princess of France), The Cinema Guild have completed the trifecta in acquiring their third TIFF-NYFF item in Pedro Costa’s Horse Money. The Locarno Film Fest winner for Best Director will open theatrically in 2015.

Gist: While the young captains lead the revolution in the streets, the people of Fontainhas search for Ventura, lost in the woods.

Worth Noting: Costa has his share of supporters: Criterion packaged “Ossos” (1997), “In Vanda’s Room” (2000) and a seminal film in the decade of the naughts in 2006’s Colossal Youth. Cinema Guild landed his previous film: Ne Change Rien (2009).

Do We Care?: Seven features in…curious onlookers will warm up to its strange, haunting qualities. Here is Variety’s take.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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