Some Violence Is Required

What I want is to believe in Ventura, Vanda, the bottle, my shot. Nobody more than them. It's got to be pure in the Straubian sense. The camera is here and the distance between the subject has to be absolutely clear. The only thing I want to be certain of is this focal point. It's not money, power, charm, cinephilia. Nothing can make this distance correct other than knowing what that distance is.

Pedro Costa, MUBI