Ladybrille New Yorkers and those who will be in New York this evening, it is your opportunity to check out the movie ‘Viva Riva’ at the New York African Film Festival tonight. “Viva Riva” by DRC Congo’s Djo Tunda Wa Munga swept the recent African Academy Film Awards winning six awards including best film and best director.
For a more extensive review of the film, visit Hollywood Reporter. Visit the New York African Film website for more details and to purchase tickets. A full listing of films, dates, times, where to purchase tickets and phone numbers is also available here.
“Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC’s capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache – barrels of fuel they can sell for a huge profit. Of course they’re not the only ones who want the stuff. Cesar is a ruthless, sharply dressed foreigner thriving in Kinshasa’s lawless streets. A female military officer joins the fray. Even the church will betray its tenets for a piece of the action. But Riva’s main nemesis is Azor, a crime boss in the classic style: big, decadent and brutal. He’s not a man to mess with, but his girlfriend, Nora, may just be the most seductive woman in all of DRC. Riva catches sight of her dancing at a nightclub and it’s not long before Nora matches the fuel cache as a coveted object of his lust.”
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