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.