Sunday, July 19, 2015
Echoing the strategies Costa used in Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?, this rare personal portrait of the filmmaker follows him during the production of Colossal Youth, visiting the Fontainhas neighborhood where his trilogy takes place, and spends hours in the editing room while expounding his views on the current state of cinema.
Our Man / O Nosso Homem
Pedro Costa, Portugal, 2010, digital projection, 21m
Portuguese with English subtitles
For the last of the three shorts he made as appendices to Colossal Youth, Costa sculpted scenes and plot strands from his previous two shorts (The Rabbit Hunters and Tarrafal) into a startling new shape. You could see these movies as a secret fourth entry in Costa’s Fontainhas trilogy: a passionate, unflinching, embittered account of the state of Cape Verdean immigrants in modern Lisbon.