Stills Lives: The Films of Pedro Costa
Casa de Lava (Down to Earth)
Sat Sept 22 | 4 pm
Portugal/France/Germany, 1995, 110 min., 35mm West Coast premiere
Mariana, a nurse from Lisbon, travels to Cape Verde, at the foot of the Mount Fogo volcano, to bring back an immigrant worker in a comatose state.
Preceded by Tarrafal (Portugal, 2007, 16 min., Beta SP)
Colossal Youth (Juventude em marcha)
Sat Sept 22 | 8 pm
Portugal, 2006, 154 min., 35mm Los Angeles premiere
In this astonishing sequel to In Vanda’s Room, fictional
and documentary sequences alternate, all held together by the
commanding presence of Ventura, who wanders from one encounter to
another and from one temporality into another—all the while embodying
the aspirations of his immigrant community.
Still Lives: The Films of Pedro Costa was organized by Ricardo Matos Cabo in Lisbon. This program, made possible with the support of: Ministério da Cultura; Cinemateca Portuguesa–Museu do Cinema; Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual; Instituto Camões; Lusomundo Audiovisuais; and Midas Filmes. Copresented with the Harvard Film Archive and Amherst Cinema/Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst. Program curated and introduced by Thom Andersen. Special thanks to João Bénard da Costa, John Gianvito, Mark Peranson, James Quandt and Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros.