(Juventude em marcha) Before having the chance to see all of the films from Portugal’s little known (until this year) Pedro Costa, the articles written from various stretches of the critical globe suggested an arid, almost unapproachable, punishing kind of storytelling, but it’s hardly the case. Largely set in a housing project that replaced a slum populated by émigrés from Cape Verde, a hushed, strange movie like “Colossal Youth” (2006) breathes with its characters’ lives. I’d love to have the leisure to soak in its images another time. 154m. 35mm. Also notable this week: his absolutely fascinating but also very amusing documentary, “Where Lies Your Hidden Smile?” following the husband-wife filmmaking duo of Straub-Huillet during the editing of one of their loveliest but most difficult movies, “Sicilia!” There has never been such a depiction of love through cinematic collaboration: you have to love them for showing such love (and such temperament and intermittent intemperance!) toward each other. (Ray Pride)
“Colossal Youth” plays at the Siskel Film Center Saturday at 3pm, and Tuesday at 6:30pm. “Where Lies…” plays at Siskel Friday at 6pm and Monday at 8pm.