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DVD/VIDEO/FILM

Title Letters from Fontainhas : three films by Pedro Costa.

Published [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
©2010

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 3741  Supps.  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 3740  Colossal  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 3739  Vanda  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 3738  Ossos  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Edition Director-approved special ed.
Physical description 4 videodiscs (623 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion Collection ; 508-511.
Criterion collection ; 508.
Criterion collection ; 509.
Criterion collection ; 510.
Criterion collection ; 511.
Notes Collective title from container.
Ossos also known as Bones; In Vanda's room has Portuguese title No quarto da Vanda; Colossal youth has Portuguese title Juventude em marcha.
Credits [1st work] cinematography, Emmanuel Machuel ; editor, Jackie Bastide. [2nd work] filmed by Pedro Costa ; editors, Dominique Auvray, Patricia Saramago. [3rd work] editor, Pedro Marques ; cinematography, Pedro Costa, Leonardo Simões.
Notes Ossos in 1.66:1 aspect ratio; In Vanda's room and Colossal youth in 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Originally produced as motion pictures between 1997 and 2006.
Features: [disc 1] video conversations between Costa and filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin; video interviews with critic João Bénard da Costa and cinematographer Emmanuel Machuel; video essay by artist Jeff Wall; gallery of photos by Mariana Viegas. [disc 2] audio commentary for In Vanda's Room featuring Costa and Gorin; gallery of photos by Richard Dumas. [disc 3] video conversations between Costa and filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin [disc 4] new selected-scene audio commentary for Colossal Youth with critic Cyril Neyrat and author-philosopher Jacques Ranciere; All Blossoms Again, a feature-length documentary on Costa; Tarrafal, and The Rabbit Hunters, two short films by Costa; Little Boy Male, Little Girl Female, a video installation piece by Costa featuring outtakes from In Vanda's Room and Colossal Youth. Booklet featuring essays by critics Cyril Neyrat, Ricardo Matos Cabo, Luc Sante, Thom Andersen, and Mark Peranson, as well as a reprint by Bernard Eisenschitz.
Contents [disc 1] Ossos / Paulo Branco apresenta ; realização Pedro Costa ; uma co-produção Madragoa Filmes, Gémini Films, Zentropa Productions (1997) -- [disc 2] No quarto da Vanda / Contracosta apresenta en co-produçao com Pandora Film e Ventura Film ; réalizado, Pedro Costa ; produtores, Francisco Villa-Lobos, Karl Baumgartner, Andres Pfaeffli (2000) -- [disc 3] Juventude em marcha / Contracosta apresenta em co-produção com Les Films de l'Étranger .. [et al.]; réalizaçio, Pedro Costa ; produtor, Francisco Villa-Lobos (2006) -- [disc 4] Supplements -- Booklet.
Performers Vanda Duarte, Nuno Vaz, Maria Lipkina, Isabel Ruth, Inẽs de Medeiros. [2nd work] Vanda Duarte, Zita Duarte, Lena Duarte, António Semedao Moreno, Pauro Nunes [3rd work] Ventura, Vanda Duarte, Beatriz Duarte, Gustavo Sumpta, Cila Cardoso, Isabel Cardoso.
Summary "Portuguese director Pedro Costa has been steadily building an impressive body of work since the late eighties, and these are the three films that put him on the map: spare, painterly portraits of battered, largely immigrant lives in the slums of Fontainhas, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon. In Ossos, after a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby's safety to the troubled, deadbeat father. In Vanda's Room is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte. In Colossal youth, many of the lost souls of Ossos and In Vanda's Room return. This time, Costa focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in Lisbon."--Distributor.
System notes DVD; Dolby digital stereo.; NTSC; region 1.
Language notes Dialogue in Portuguese, with English subtitles.
Other author Costa, Pedro, 1958- director, author of screenplay.
Branco, Paulo, producer.
Villa-Lobos, Francisco, 1966- producer.
Pfäffli, Andres, producer.
Baumgartner, Karl, producer.
Duarte, Vanda, actor.
Vaz, Nuno, actor.
Lipkina, Miriya, actor.
Duarte, Zita, 1944-2000, actor.
Duarte, Lena, actor.
Moreno, António Semedao, actor.
Nunus, Pauro, actor.
Duarte, Beatriz, actor.
Sumpta, Gustavo, actor.
Cardoso, Cila, actor.
Cardoso, Isabel, actor.
Ventura.
Gémini Films.
Madragoa Filmes (Firm)
Zentropa Productions.
Contracosta Produções.
Pandora Film (Firm)
Ventura Film.
Films de l'Étranger.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Subject Costa, Pedro.
Slums -- Portugal -- Lisbon -- Drama.
Urban poor -- Portugal -- Lisbon -- Drama.
Women drug addicts -- Portugal -- Lisbon -- Drama.
Older men -- Portugal -- Lisbon -- Drama.
Cabo Verdeans -- Portugal -- Lisbon -- Drama.
Urban renewal -- Portugal -- Lisbon -- Drama.
Lisbon (Portugal) -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Fontainhas (Lisbon, Portugal) -- Drama.
Experimental films.
Low budget films.
Documentary-style films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- Portugal.
Feature films -- France.
Feature films -- Denmark.
Foreign-language films -- Portuguese.
Other title Ossos.
Bones.
No quarto da Vanda.
In Vanda's room.
Juventude em marcha.
Colossal youth.
All blossoms again.
Tarrafal.
Rabbit hunters.
Little boy male, little girl female.
Standard Number 715515053013 (set)
ISBN 9781604652369 (set)
1604652365 (set)
9781604652376 (disc 1)
1604652373 (disc 1)
9781604652383 (disc 2)
1604652381 (disc 2)
9781604652390 (disc 3)
160465239X (disc 3)
Publisher Number CC1869D Criterion Collection
CC1870D Criterion Collection
CC1871D Criterion Collection
CC1872D Criterion Collection