The latest stunning work from award-winning filmmaker Pedro Costa
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. The film follows Ventura – the enigmatic lead of Costa’s earlier groundbreaking film Colossal Youth – as he traverses a seemingly endless night populated by the ghosts of his, and his country’s, past. From the restless spirits that haunt this decaying urban landscape, Costa conjures a spellbinding and unclassifiable cinematic experience. Winner of the Best Director prize at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival, and already featured in many worldwide critics’ Top 10 Films of 2014 lists, Horse Money is a hauntingly beautiful contemplation of Portugal’s tumultuous past and uncertain future from one of the true poets of contemporary European cinema. Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"Elliptical and mysterious… let the film’s mesmerizing tableaux descend upon you in the dreamy darkness."