Jose Fonseca e Costa
Date of Birth
Jun 27, 1933
Birth Place:
Angola

Biography

Portuguese filmmaker and leader of the country's "Young Cinema," Jose Fonseca e Costa is best known for creating one of Portugal's most popular films, Kilas (1981). Unlike many of his contemporaries, Costa's films do not affect a pastoral stillness and slow pace; instead they are imbued with dry wit and focus upon lively subjects such as sex, the military, the family, and marriage. Before entering...