Location: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt
PT 2006, 156 MIN.
Shot over two years, Colossal Youth is Costa’s third film shot with the people from the neighbourhood of Fontainhas. His filmmaking ventured further into uncharted territory with the introduction of Ventura, an ageing Cape Verdean migrant who wanders the memories, houses and streets of the now-demolished Fontainhas.
Pedro Costa― Artist
Pedro Costa is a Portuguese filmmaker acclaimed for using his ascetic style to depict the marginalised people in desperate living situations. His films are always filmed with digital techniques and set in a district of Lisbon inhabited by socially disadvantaged and shot in a natural and low-key way in documentary format.