Modern Masters


Directed by Pedro Costa

Portugal, 1989, 1h 39min, DCP, In Portuguese with English subtitles

Modern Masters

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere members.

AISD educator/local high school & college student discount: $4 off
(Available at the box office only with valid employment/school ID. Not eligible for use on special screenings or events.)

“Every frame throbs with passion, artistry, and a profound understanding of charted and uncharted cinematic terrain.”
Time Out

“From the very first moments of his debut feature, Costa forces us to see something new and singular… something visionary: whites that burn, blacks that devour.”
—Adrian Martin

“A black-and-white reverie, in the best sense, a young man’s film, drunk on romantic doom and movie love.”
The New York Times

Longtime fans of the Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa (OSSOS, IN VANDA’S ROOM, COLOSSAL YOUTH) will no doubt be surprised by the lush, thrilling pop visuals of his debut. Following the trials of two brothers in the wake of their father’s death, Costa’s debut is a youthful ode to the works of Fritz Lang, Kenji Mizoguchi, Robert Bresson, Jacques Tourneur, and Nicholas Ray. New 4K Restoration.


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