Petra Costa is a Brazilian filmmaker, director of the recently Academy Award nominated, The Edge of Democracy, which is the third film of a trilogy where she investigates her family story. Her first short, Undertow Eyes portrays her grandparents recollections. Her first feature, ELENA, the most watched documentary in Brazil in 2013, is a mixture of documentary and diary. In 2015 Petra co-directed Olmo and the Seagull and has acted as producer in other projects.
Filming the intimate and the political
An interview with Petra Costa by Delphine Jeanneret
The deputy dean of the Cinema Department Delphine Jeanneret conducted an interview with the Brazilian filmmaker Petra Costa, invited at Visions du Réel Festival taking place online from April 17th – May…