Watch: Official Red Band Trailer for Congolese Indie Film 'Viva Riva!'
Music Box Films has debuted an official red band (as in NSFW) trailer for a foreign film called Viva Riva!, which has been making waves on the indie circuit, including winning six African Movie Academy Awards. Hulu is hosting the new trailer. Viva Riva! is the first Congolese feature film in two decades and the first to be filmed in the Lingala language (with French). The film is about a guy named Riva (Patsha Bay) caught up in the crazy underground world in the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). I could make obvious City of God comparisons, so why not. It does look good though. Check this out!
Watch the new red band trailer for Djo Munga's Viva Riva!:
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 Azor, an Angolan crime lord relentlessly seeking the return of his stolen shipment of gasoline.
Viva Riva! was both written and directed by African filmmaker Djo Munga, making his feature debut. This first premiered at Toronto Film Festival last year. Music Box Films will be bringing Viva Riva! to limited theaters in the US starting June 10th this summer. Has anyone seen it yet? Click here for theater listings.