10/10: Pedro Costa

The acclaimed director of Vitalina Varela, which opens in theaters February 21, 2020, as well as Horse Money, Colossal Youth and Casa de Lava, lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

-in alphabetical order-

1. Un Conte de Michel de Montaigne (Jean-Marie Straub, 2012, France)

2. Fengming, a Chinese Memoir (Wang Bing, 2007, China)

3. Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard, 2010, France)

4. La Guerre d’Algérie! (Jean-Marie Straub, 2014, France)

5. If I Were a Thief… I’d Steal (Paulo Rocha, 2013, Portugal)

6. The Itinerary of Jean Bricard (Jean-Marie Straub, Daniéle Huillet, 2008, France)

7. The Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira, 2010, Portugal)

8. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006, Thailand)

9. These Encounters of Theirs (Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, 2006, France)

10. Visit, or Memories and Confessions (Manoel de Oliveira, 1982/released 2015, Portugal)


Pedro Costa’s Vitalina Varela opens in theaters February 21, 2020. Casa de Lava is available to own on Blu-ray and DVD.

10/10 is an ongoing series in which we ask cinephiles to name their ten favorite films from the last ten years (currently, between 2006 and 2016).