June 3, 2020 -
While we can’t meet up over popcorn and a glass of wine at the Tropic, we can still enjoy some of the best new independent film! The Tropic’s new Virtual Cinematheque Series now offers you the chance to check out new movies at home—and to support the Tropic while you do!
Our Virtual Cinematheque Series for April now includes “Vitalina Varela,” a moving hybrid of fact and fiction from acclaimed Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa.
The film stars nonprofessional actor Vitalina Varela in an extraordinary performance based on her own life. Vitalina plays a Cape Verdean woman who has travelled to Lisbon to reunite with her husband, after two decades of separation, only to arrive mere days after his funeral. Alone in a strange forbidding land, she perseveres and begins to establish a new life.
Winner of the Golden Leopard for Best Film and Best Actress at the Locarno Film Festival, as well as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, “Vitalina Varela” is a film of shadow and whisper, a profoundly moving and visually ravishing masterpiece.