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CITY OF GOD (2002)

  • dir. Katia Lund, Fernando Meirelles
  • Year. 2002
  • country. Brazil
  • run-time. 124 mins
  • rating. 18

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)
Doors 19:30 - Film 20:00

Our Latin American Cinema season continues this month with:


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

This is the true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and ultimately may be his way out.

“A dynamic masterpiece in any language.”— EMPIRE MAGAZINE

The performances, many from non-pros, are terrific.
— Geoff Andrew - Time Out

It should be considered required viewing, I think, by anyone who seeks to understand how violence begets violence.
— Peter Howell - Toronto Star
A profound, stylistically expansive depiction of three decades of child gang warfare on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro with non-actors playing their poverty-ridden lives for the camera.
— Cole Smithey

Earlier Event: October 3
Later Event: October 5
LIFE DRAWING at Deptford Cinema