IN VANDA’S ROOM (Pedro Costa, 2000)

“The real torture was knowing that other people could smoke [smack].” Having viewed the films out of order, I must fix this in my head, because Vanda Duarte, the heroin-addicted woman with a racking cough in No Quarto da Vanda, the tremendous three-hour middle film, is a through-character in Portuguese writer-director Pedro Costa’s Fountaínhas trilogy. […]