Today at BFI “South American Renaissance”: City of God (Trailer)
City of God
A sprawling, spellbinding chronicle of a Rio favela under the thumb of heavily armed drug gangs.
2 Aug 18:15
8 Aug 20:30
This sprawling, engrossing account of the rise of drug gangs in a Rio favela has the customary features of crime drama – psychotic hoods, power struggle and betrayal, violence – but also a milieu that had rarely been seen before. Meirelles and his collaborators devised a bravura narrative style, at the heart of which are mesmerising performances from real-life favela kids, a veritable choir of angels with dirty faces.
Director Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund
Cast Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen
Running time 130min
Entry filed under: BRAZILIAN CINEMA, EXHIBITIONS, FILM FESTIVALS, LATIN AMERICAN FILM. Tags: Alexandre Rodrigues, BFI, cine brasileiro Londres, cine latino en londres, City of God, Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund, latin america film, latin american film in london, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, South American Renaissance.