City Of God
Monday, 3 March, 2008 at 7:30pm
Like Los Olvidados (see 10 November), City of God grabs us by the throat and doesn’t let go. In the violent favelas of Rio, where the police are afraid to go, the slum children are in charge. Jump cuts and hand-held camera work add to the edgy feel of this unsettling tale of theft of innocence.
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Starring: Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Alexandre Rodrigues
Original Release: Brazil/France/USA. 2002
Running Time: 130 mins