Colossal Youth - The Masters of Cinema Series

  |  Book Tickets: 09/03/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 22/08/2011
  |  149 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Colossal Youth - The Masters of Cinema Series Film Poster


Portuguese film-maker Pedro Costa writes and directs this expressionistic docudrama chronicling the relocation of the inhabitants of a Lisbon slum to a new development on the outskirts of the city. Retired labourer Ventura, who emigrated from Cape Verde to Portugal in the early 1970s, has over the years become a father figure of sorts to an array of displaced and disenfranchised young people in and around the slum. The film takes the form of a sequence of vignettes chronicling the daily lives and conversations of the slum's inhabitants as they come to terms with the changes that lie ahead.