Showing: Pedro Costa  
Colossal Youth

Many of the lost souls of _Ossos_ and _In Vanda’s Room_ return in the spectral landscape of _Colossal Youth,_ which brings to Pedro Costa’s Fontainhas films a new theatrical, tragic grandeur. This time, Costa focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in Lisbon.

Pedro Costa Portugal, 2006

In Vanda’s Room

With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, Pedro Costa's _In Vanda’s Room_ takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.

Pedro Costa Portugal, 2000


After a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby’s safety to the troubled, deadbeat father. The first film in Pedro Costa’s transformative trilogy about Fontainhas, an impoverished quarter of Lisbon, _Ossos_ is a tale of young lives torn apart by desperation.

Pedro Costa Portugal, 1997