In Vanda's Room (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

In Vanda's Room (2001)





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A three-hour drama about the daily existence of a drug addict living in a Lisbon slum, In Vanda's Room centers on the 30-something Vanda who, when she isn't selling vegetables, spends most of her time consuming enormous quantities of drugs and engaging in long, ponderous conversations with her sister Zita. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi
Art House & International , Documentary , Drama
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Criterion Collection


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Critic Reviews for In Vanda's Room

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

The whole neighborhood seems subterranean, shrouded even during daytime in a sepulchral darkness that sunlight pierces like a headache; from its depths, the residents are gasping for air.

Full Review… | December 2, 2013
New Yorker
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Seldom has the unlit, mundane world of the penniless been so seductive

Full Review… | July 30, 2015
Huffington Post

A slow moving and depressing pic.

Full Review… | May 11, 2011
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Audience Reviews for In Vanda's Room

It's depressing to say the least but I must admit it was a wonderful step up from the dreadfully dull Colossal Youth. I find Costas style so enriching and unique that even when his films meander they are always worth looking at. Not for general audiences but cinefiles will find a hard pressed look into poverty and addiction. What I liked best was how understated the film is about drug use. Highly realistic.

Michael Stuhlman
Michael Stuhlman

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