Letters from Fontainhas : three films by Pedro Costa.

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Costa, Pedro, 1958- Director
Branco, Paulo, Producer
Villa-Lobos, Francisco, 1966- Producer
Pfäffli, Andres, Producer
Baumgartner, Karl, Producer
[New York] : Criterion Collection, ©2010.
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Director-approved special ed.
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3 videodiscs (424 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
9781604652369, 1604652365, 9781604652376, 1604652373, 9781604652383, 1604652381, 9781604652390, 160465239X


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Collective title from container.
General Note
Ossos also known as Bones; In Vanda's room has Portuguese title No quarto da Vanda; Colossal youth has Portuguese title Juventude em marcha.
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Ossos in 1.66:1 aspect ratio; In Vanda's room and Colossal youth in 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
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Originally produced as motion pictures between 1997 and 2006.
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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.
Creation/Production 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.
Vanda Duarte, Nuno Vaz, Maria Lipkina, Isabel Ruth, Inẽs de Medeiros. [2nd work] Vanda Duarte, Zita Duarte, Lena Duarte, António Semedao Moreno, Paulo Nunes [3rd work] Ventura, Vanda Duarte, Beatriz Duarte, Gustavo Sumpta, Cila Cardoso, Isabel Cardoso.
"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 Details
DVD; Dolby digital stereo.; NTSC; region 1.
Dialogue in Portuguese, with English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Costa, P., Branco, P., Villa-Lobos, F., Pfäffli, A., Baumgartner, K., Duarte, V., Vaz, N., Lipkina, M., Duarte, Z., Duarte, L., Moreno, A. S., Nunes, P., Duarte, B., Sumpta, G., Cardoso, C., Cardoso, I., Ruth, I., Medeiros, I. d., Ventura., Machuel, E., Bastide, J., Auvray, D., Saramago, P., Marques, P., & Simões, L. (2010). Letters from Fontainhas: three films by Pedro Costa (Director-approved special ed.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pedro Costa et al.. 2010. Letters From Fontainhas: Three Films By Pedro Costa. [New York]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pedro Costa et al.. Letters From Fontainhas: Three Films By Pedro Costa [New York]: Criterion Collection, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Costa, Pedro, et al. Letters From Fontainhas: Three Films By Pedro Costa Director-approved special ed., Criterion Collection, 2010.

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