Pedro Costa

Colossal Youth

Colossal Youth

Many of the lost souls of Ossos and In Vanda’s Room return in the spectral landscape of Colossal Youth, which brings to Pedro Costa’s Fontainhas films a new theatrical, tragic grandeur. This time, Costa focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in a low-cost housing complex in Lisbon, who has been abandoned by his wife and spends his days visiting his neighbors, whom he considers his “children.” What results is a form of ghost story, a tale of derelict, dispossessed people living in the past and present at the same time, filmed by Costa with empathy and startling radiance.

Film Info

  • Pedro Costa
  • Portugal
  • 2006
  • 156 minutes
  • Color
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Spine #511

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED DVD SPECIAL EDITION:

  • Film remastered from the digital camera original, under the supervision of director Pedro Costa
  • New video conversation between Costa and filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Available In

Collector's Set

Letters from Fontainhas: Three Films by Pedro Costa

Letters from Fontainhas

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$63.96

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED DVD SPECIAL EDITION:

  • Film remastered from the digital camera original, under the supervision of director Pedro Costa
  • New video conversation between Costa and filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
Colossal Youth
Cast
Ventura
Vanda Duarte
Paula Barrulas
Cila Cardoso
Silva 'Nana' Alexandre
Alberto 'Lento' Barros
Beatriz Duarte
Paulo Nunes
Gustavo Sumpta
António Semedo
José Maria Pina
Credits
Director
Pedro Costa
Producer
Francisco Villa-Lobos
Cinematography
Pedro Costa
Cinematography
Leonardo Simões
Editing
Pedro Marques
Producer
Philippe Avril
Producer
Andres Pfaeffli / Elda Guidinetti
Sound
Olivier Blanc
Sound
Vasco Pedroso
Sound
Jean-Pierre Laforce

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