Colossal Youth (film)

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Colossal Youth
Colossal Youth FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Pedro Costa
Produced by Francisco Villa-Lobos
Written by Pedro Costa
  • Ventura
  • Vanda Duarte
  • Beatriz Duarte
  • Cila Cardoso
  • Alberto "Lento" Barros
Music by Nuno Carvalho
  • Pedro Costa
  • Leonardo Simões
Edited by Pedro Marques
Distributed by Memento Films
Release date
  • November 23, 2006 (2006-11-23) (Portugal)
  • April 28, 2007 (2007-04-28) (SFIFF)
Running time
155 minutes
Country Portugal
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.[1]


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.

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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Colossal Youth". Retrieved 2009-12-13. 

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