Film – Viva Riva! (Cornerhouse)

22-28 November 2013

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Viva Riva! is a gangster thriller about a charismatic criminal, Riva, for whom a sudden burst of stolen wealth ignites an exhilarating, hedonistic and perilous journey through Kinshasa. The irony of the petrol thief Riva’s journey is that he lives in a nation widely recognised to be the richest on the planet in terms of untapped natural resources, and yet the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo are amongst the poorest on the planet. Trailblazing Congolese writer/director Djo Tunda Wa Munga mixes a heady cocktail of rich colour, dynamism and local music that marks him as an emerging force in world cinema.

Cast: Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Hoji Fortuna, Diplome Amekindra

Country: Belgium, France, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Year: 2010
Subtitles: Full English

Screening times

18:20 on FRI 22 NOV, SAT 23 NOV, SUN 24 NOV, MON 25 NOV, TUE 26 NOV, WED 27 NOV, THU 28 NOV

Cornerhouse

 

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