Films & Other Videos
Films with: Costa, Pedro
- Juventude Em Marcha Colossal youth /
- Ventura is an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in a low-cost housing complex in Lsbon, who has been abandoned by his wife and spends his days visiting his neighbors, whom he considers his "children".
- DVD 7653
- Letters from Fontainhas. three films by Pedro Costa.
- All blossoms again: Documentary observing Pedro Costa during his filming of Colossal youth as he goes to and from Fontainhas, rehearsing with actors, and ruminates on the ongoing destruction of the area where the trilogy is set. Tarrafal: The title refers to a concentration camp for political prisoners established by Portugal under Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, on Cape Verde. This history looms large for the film's protagonist, José Alberto, who receives a letter of extradition forcing him to return to his ancestors' homeland in Africa. The rabbit hunters: In this short film Pedro Costa reworks the footage from Tarrafal, this time focusing on Ventura, and his encouters with a homeless friend, Alfredo. Little boy male, little girl female: Pedro Costa's installation is made up of additional footage from In Vanda's room and Colossal youth. Interior and exterior spaces in Fontainhas are set side by side. Editing the images is left up to the viewer.
- DVD 7656
- No Quarto da Vanda In Vanda's room /
- A documentary-style film about Vanda, a heroin user in Lisbon, and the people around her who live in the ancient ghetto occupied by addicts, hustlers and poor immigrant families. All the buildings in Vanda's district are being demolished, which produces a perpetually grating cacophony throughout the film.
- DVD 7654
- Ossos Bones /
- Realizing that teenage mom Tina is about to gas herself and her newborn child, Tina's boyfriend grabs the infant and takes to the streets of Lisbon. In this extremely downbeat film, he attempts to sell the child and failing that, eventually gives the child to a streetwalker. Meanwhile Tina and her friend try to get the baby back. When they fail, they decide to get revenge upon the boyfriend.
- DVD 7655