VIVA RIVA, A film by Djo Tunda Wa Munga, Drama/Romance,R, 88 min.subtitled
VIVA RIVA is the first Congolese feature film in the Lingala language and the first Congolese feature distributed in the U.S. The film swept the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards, taking home 6 awards, including Best Director and Best Film.
Riva is a small time operator who has just returned to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo after a decade away with a major score: a fortune in hijacked gasoline. Wads of cash in hand and out for a good time, Riva is soon entranced by beautiful night club denizen Nora, the kept woman of a local gangster. Into the mix comes an Angolan crime lord relentlessly seeking the return of his stolen shipment of gasoline. Director Djo Tunda Wa Munga's Kinshasa is a seductively vibrant, lawless, fuel-starved sprawl of shantytowns, gated villas, bordellos and nightclubs and Riva is its perfect embodiment.
Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre
709 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460
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