Horse Money
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPedro Costa
Release date
  • August 13, 2014 (2014-08-13) (Locarno)
LanguagesPortuguese, Cape Verdean creole

Horse Money (Portuguese: Cavalo Dinheiro) is a 2014 Portuguese film directed by Pedro Costa. It premiered in August 2014 at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Direction.[1]


The problems of immigrants from Cape Verde living in Lisbon.


Horse Money was in competition for the Golden Leopard at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival.[1]

Critical response

The film received critical acclaim. Matt Zoller Seitz, a film critic for, gave the film three and a half out of four stars, stating that "the best approach [to Horse Money] is to surrender to it as you might a dream and let the images overwhelm you."[2] The international film magazine Sight & Sound named it the third best film of 2014, behind Boyhood and Goodbye to Language while tying with the film Leviathan.[3]


  1. ^ a b Jorge Mourinha (16 July 2014). "Pedro Costa estreia novo filme em Locarno". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  2. ^ Seitz, Matt Zoller (24 July 2015). "Horse Money Movie Review & Film Summary (2015)". Ebert Digital LLC. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. ^ Sight & Sound contributors (26 June 2015). "The 20 best films of 2014". BFI. British Film Institute. Retrieved 25 July 2015. ((cite web)): |author1= has generic name (help)