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Bones in 35mm + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
February 2023
Bones (Ossos), dir. Pedro Costa, Portugal 1997, 94 min., Portuguese with English subtitles


The first film in Pedro Costa’s Fontainhas trilogy is a tale of young lives torn apart by desperation. Following the screening, the director will join us for a Q&A.

When 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. 

After shooting Casa de Lava (1995) in Cape Verde, Costa relocated to the unchartered territory of Fontainhas, an impoverished quarter on the outskirts of Lisbon that no longer exists. The first of his three transformative films about the neighbourhood, Bones is a haunting, shadowy look at a devastated community that signals the further shift of Costa’s work into the lives of migrants. 
 
04:30 pm
Sat, 07 Mar 2020
Cinema 1
£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members. 

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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