Viva Riva! (2010)
Saturday 15th October 2011
For charismatic criminal, Riva, a sudden burst of stolen wealth ignites an exhilarating, hedonistic and perilous journey through one of the most intriguing cities in Africa - 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 (in excess of $23 trillion), and yet the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo are amongst the poorest on the planet.
Viva Riva!, released on DVD on 17th October 2011 by Metrodome, expertly combines fresh rhythm, violence and eroticism and ignites a new wave of African cinema, whilst demonstrating the intelligence, wit and technical accomplishment of European cinema.
Yet the film steers entirely clear of politics, the focus remains firmly on story-telling. In treating his audience to an imaginative portrait of vibrant rogues competing on the streets of Kinshasa, trailblazing Congolese writer/director Djo Tunda Wa Munga mixes a heady cocktail of rich colour, dynamism and local music which marks him as an emerging force in World Cinema.
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