Film


City of God

Dir: Fernando Meirelles
Cast: Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Leandro Firmino da Hora
130mins   2002   Brazil   18   Portuguese    Subtitled   

Part of Summer of Music: Latin America

The streets of the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's City of God, are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20.

In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with an artistic eye. In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world and ultimately his way out.

'City of God delivers a bruising, visceral experience of the vicious spiral of violence that draws kids into a life of crime, brutality and murder as the only avenue open to them' - David Rooney, Variety

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Showtimes


Wed 31 July

20:00