Hailed as the Beckett of cinema, Costa has produced a staggering trilogy observing the demolition of the Fontainhas housing complex in Lisbon. Colossal Youth focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde Islands, who has assumed the role of surrogate father to the dispossessed. An intimate epic, where present and past move as one, collaboratively filmed with patience and empathy.
Dir. Pedro Costa. 155mins, 2006, Portugal
Curated by AV Festival 12. Regional Premiere.
Pedro Costa: Colossal Youth
£5 / £3.50
Wed 14 March 2012, 7.30pm-10.15pm
Newcastle NE1 2NP