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Directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002, Brazil, 130min

While the whole world has their attention turned towards Rio De Janeiro and the World Cup, The Deja View – Camden Palace Hotel Screening Clubpresents the cult classic film from Rio based on the novel by Paulo Lins ‘City of God’ that will show you a darker side of the famous city.

synopsis: Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

We manage to relate to the ongoing Cork Photo Fringe and the World Cup with a single movie. Film set in the infamous favela ‘Cidade de Deus’ currently occupied by the army so the soccer multibillion industry is not disturbed by undesirables. The film is loosely based on true events about the rise of organised crime in the favela from the 60’s to the 90’s. The directing, cinematography a editing are absolutely phenomenal, earning the film many awards and wards nominations. If you have not seen it yet you should run to Camden Palace on Wednesday. If you did, you can walk slowly and watch it again on big screen. Well worth it.

The Deja View experience starts at 7PM in our Cafe with selection of teas, coffees and wines and free food snacks. Prior to the movie we show a short 10-12min compilation of shorts, animations, music, art, science and vintage commercials. Movie is also introduced by a member of The Deja View team or a guest speaker, shedding some light on the theme of the film or some background when needed. watch the event page for more info.

Pre-movie shorts will be also about the Brazilian favelas, how much changed since the events in the movie.

Camden Palace Hotel, Camden Quay

Wednesday 9th July from 8pm

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