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City Of God (18)

Part Of Unveil'd Festival

Fri 21 Oct 2016






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City Of God (18)

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City Of God (18)

Part of Unveil’d Festival

Brazil, 2002, 130 mins, dir. Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund 

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.

‘One of the best films you’ll ever see’

‘An extraordinary film’


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