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Pedro Costa’s “Colossal Youth” (11/24-11/30)
November 24, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - November 30, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Row House Cinema presents Colossal Youth by Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa. Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30: four stunning works in which the images are the essence of the film.
“‘Colossal Youth’ is something of a rarity…A work of cinematic art…Things happen, people talk, as in real life, but without the crutch of a plot.” – Manohla Dargis, NY Times
Fri 11/24 – 9:25pm
Sat 11/25 – 3:15pm
Sun 11/26 – 1:00pm
Mon 11/27 – 3:15pm
Tue 11/28 – 6:30pm
Wed 11/29 – 9:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 1:45pm
Colossal Youth (2006)
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.