Monday, 1 October 2012

A Beginner’s Guide to World Cinema: Part Two – Further Afield

Yesterday we took you on an introductory tour of European cinema. Today, we take you further afield, from the slums of Brazil to the classrooms of Japan.
  • Film: City of God
  • Country: Brazil
  • Recommended by: Peter Turner
  • You’ll like this if: you like guns, drugs and gangsters
Dubbed the Brazilian Goodfellas by Total Film magazine on its release, Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund’s stunning, visceral debut takes an unflinching and chaotic camera to the streets of Brazil’s favelas and races through three decades of guns, drugs and gang wars...

For more world cinema recommendations from the Filmoria team, head here.