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Still: Colossal Youth

Colossal Youth

7 Jun 200828 Jun 2008

"An impressive, often transfixing excavation of emotionally dark territory." Film Comment

For one month only, a further chance to see Portuguese director Pedro Costa's challenging and rewarding drama following its initial April release.

Set in the slums of Lisbon, this austerely beautiful film is a series of apparently disconnected tableaux, watching as an elderly ex-labourer negotiates his impending relocation to a modern, antiseptic apartment.

Poised between fiction and non-fiction (the cast are all non-professionals) and putting rhythm and texture above conventional narrative, this is essential work from a visionary filmmaker.

Colossal Youth, dir Pedro Costa, Portugal/France/Switzerland 2006, 155 mins, subtitles


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