on July 9, 2010
Pedro Costa allows us to observe the lives of the poor of Fontainhas. It is, what it is. The hacking cough, daly drug use, mundane conversations, are repeated in different stages of family life in such poverty. The cinematography seems much to beautiful for this environment, black and white would seem more appropriate .One of the younger women in the first film is to beautiful for the part.We , as viewers, never get to leave this "ghetto". People leave for work , come home, but we stay ,with the constant coughing ,images of poverty so beautifully filmed.