Colossal Youth (2006) [Masters of Cinema #111]
A Film by Pedro Costa
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 (720x576) | 02:30:00 | 7,71 Gb + 5,48 Gb
Audio: Portuguese AC3 2.0 @ 256 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | 1 win | France, Portugal, Switzerland
An intimate epic wherein present and past move as one, Colossal Youth (Costa’s English-language title for Juventude em marcha, or Youth on the March) chronicles Ventura, the towering Cape Verdean who has assumed the role of surrogate “father” to an untold number of characters around Lisbon and its now-razed neighbourhood of Fontaínhas. Through Ventura’s ghost-like visitations to figures such as Vanda Duarte (the central personage of Costa’s previous In Vanda’s Room) and repeated recollections of his past life as a newly migrated manual labourer, Costa explores the nature, and necessity, of storytelling in the course of the human adventure.