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When you see filming on the streets, you have an immediate feeling there's some kind of imposture there. There's some kind of lie. It's all created to escape reality. The talk is always of aesthetics when it should be more about the morals and the money. 
Costa's films, at least since In Vanda's Room
(2000), have shared certain unique characteristics: they are shot using a digital video camera, "a camera that you can buy in a supermarket," says the director; the production is collaborative, the people on screen 'playing' themselves, supplying their own words and working as an ad hoc film crew with Costa; they use real locations and whatever light ...
Getting incredible performances out of non-actors.