Pedro Costa na Criterion Collection

quarta-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2009

Uma prenda de Natal para todos os cinéfilos, principalmente os portugueses. E uma surpresa muito agradável, também. A famosa editora de DVDs americana, The Criterion Collection, anunciou recentemente que vai lançar no próximo 30 de Março uma caixa de 4 DVDs com 3 filmes de Pedro Costa. Eles são: O QUARTO DE VANDA, JUVENTUDE EM MARCHA e OSSOS, sendo o quarto DVD dedicado aos extras. Quem diria que seria Costa o primeiro a pertencer ao catálogo da prestigiada editora e não Oliveira? Fiquem com os pormenores:

Letters from Fontainhas:
Three Films by Pedro Costa

Synopsis.One of the most important artists on the international film scene today, 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. Hypnotic, controlled works, Ossos, In Vanda’s Room, and Colossal Youth confirm Costa as a provocative new cinematic poet, one who locates beauty in the most unlikely of places.
Collector's set includes:

Pedro Costa, 1997
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.

In Vanda's Room
Pedro Costa, 2000
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.

Colossal Youth
Pedro Costa, 2006
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.

•New, restored high-definition digital transfer of Ossos, supervised by director Pedro Costa; new digital transfers of In Vanda’s Room and Colossal Youth
•New video conversations between Costa and filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin about Ossos and Colossal Youth
•Audio commentary for In Vanda’s Room featuring Costa and Gorin
•Selected-scene audio commentary by critic Cyril Neyrat and author-philosopher Jacques Rancière for Colossal Youth
•Video interviews with critic João Bénard da Costa and cinematographer Emmanuel Machuel about Ossos
•Video essay by artist Jeff Wall on Ossos
•All Blossoms Again, a feature-length documentary on Costa and the making of Colossal Youth
•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
•Photographs by Mariana Viegas and Richard Dumas
•Theatrical trailers
•New and improved English subtitle translations of all the films
•PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by critics Cyril Neyrat, Luc Sante, Thom Andersen, and Mark Peranson, as well as a reprint by Bernard Eisenschitz