Across the course of history, only a relative handful of filmmakers can be said to have developed and refined a language of cinematographic expression which, inimitable, belongs to its creator alone. Pedro Costa, of our time, exists within this select group, and Colossal Youth is one of his sublime achievements. An intimate epic wherein present and past move as one, Colossal Youth chronicles Ventura, the towering Cape Verdean who has assumed the role of surrogate "father" to an untold number of characters around Lisbon and its now-razed neighbourhood of Fontainhas. Through Ventura's ghost-like visitations to figures such as Vanda Duarte (the central personage of Costa's previous In Vanda's Room) and repeated recollections of his past life as a newly migrated manual labourer, Costa explores the nature, and necessity, of storytelling in the course of the human adventure.
Ventura, Vanda Duarte, Beatriz Duarte, Gustavo Sumpta, Cila Cardoso, Isabel Cardoso, Alberto 'Lento' Barros, António Semedo, Paulo Nunes, José Maria Pina, André Semedo, Silva 'Nana' Alexandre, Paula Barrulas
New and exclusive 17-minute video piece filmed at the Tate Modern, London, featuring Pedro Costa discussing Colossal Youth
Original Japanese trailer for the film
Three shorter works by Pedro Costa: Tarrafal [2007,18 minutes]; The Rabbit Hunters [2007, 23 minutes]; and the first home video release of O nosso homem [Our Man, 2010, 25 minutes]
Finding the Criminal [2010,118 minutes] - a new film by Craig Keller, featuring Pedro Costa in a 2008 conversation with Keller and Andy Rector on the history of cinema, cinema aesthetics, politics, music, etc
This disc includes the main feature
This disc includes:
- Special Features
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