Ico Costa

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Film Festival Reports

ROTTERDAM 2019: ALVA BY ICO COSTA AND THE GOLD-LADEN SHEEP & THE SACRED MOUNTAIN BY RIDHAM JANVE

By Aldo Padilla

Ico Costa utilizes a similar planning when he shoots Alva, a film where we can see a man dwelling through the Portuguese forests, seeking shelter, small fruits or water from the river, a river whose sound defines the austerity of the film. Unlike Alonso’s films, Costa’s first feature allow us to be an auditory witness of the ominous crime of the lead character –despite giving few clues about the motives of the killings that he commits- only represented by shotgun shots we hear from a house door a woman just entered.

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ROTTERDAM 2019: ALVA DE ICO COSTA Y THE GOLD-LADEN SHEEP & THE SACRED MOUNTAIN DE RIDHAM JANVE

Por Aldo Padilla

Lisandro Alonso ha construido una filmografia en base a la premisa del hombre solitario que escapa de su pasado y que tiene como complice o enemigo a la naturaleza, ya sea el imponente y caluroso Chaco o la helada y desertica Tierra del Fuego, donde los distintos ermitaños suelen buscar la purgación de sus culpas a traves de un juez superior que es el universo manifestado en la naturaleza.

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