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Ossos

Spine #509



Release:
Mar 30, 2010
$79.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Portuguese Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Ossos

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Directed By: Pedro Costa
Licensor: Lusomundo Audiovisuals, S.A.

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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. After a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby's safety to the troubled, deadbeat father, whose violent actions take the viewer on a tour of the foreboding, crumbling shantytown in which they live. With its reserved, shadowy cinematography by Emmanuel Machuel (who collaborated with Bresson on L'argent), Ossos is a haunting look at a devastated community.

Supplements
  • New video conversation between Costa filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • Video interviews with critic Joao Benard da Costa and cinematographer Emmanuel Machuel
  • New video essay by artist Jeff Wall
  • Gallery of photos by Mariana Viegas

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