Colossal Youth (film)
|Directed by||Pedro Costa|
|Produced by||Francisco Villa-Lobos|
|Written by||Pedro Costa|
|Music by||Nuno Carvalho|
|Edited by||Pedro Marques|
|Distributed by||Memento Films|
|Language||Cape Verdean Creole|
Colossal Youth (Portuguese: Juventude em Marcha, literally "Youth on the March") is a 2006 docufiction feature film directed by Portuguese director Pedro Costa. The film was shot on DV in long, static takes and mixes documentary and fiction storytelling. The third feature by Costa set in Lisbon's Fontainhas neighborhood (after In Vanda's Room and Bones), Colossal Youth is a meditation on the aftermath of the Carnation Revolution and its consequences for Portugal's poverty-stricken Cape Verdean immigrants. It was part of the Official Competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
- "Festival de Cannes: Colossal Youth". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
- Colossal Youth on IMDb
- Colossal Youth at AllMovie
- Colossal Youth at Rotten Tomatoes
- Podcast with Pedro Costa (on the Letters from Fontainhas Criterion DVD set, 2010) at GreenCine Daily
- Pedro Costa’s Fontainhas Trilogy: Rooms for the Living and the Dead an essay by Cyril Neyrat at the Criterion Collection
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