Today at BFI “South American Renaissance”: City of God (Trailer)

02/08/2010 at 4:55 pm Leave a comment

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
Country Brazil
Year 2002
Running time 130min

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