Darren Jamieson

Viva Riva coming to DVD on 17th October

October 3, 2011

Darren Jamieson

If you’re into film that’s a little more ‘cutting edge’ then you’ll be interested in the latest offering from Metrodome, Viva Riva, which is out on DVD on October 17th.

The press release for Viva Riva reads:

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.

VIVA RIVA! 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.

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.

Have a look at the trailer here:

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Darren has enjoyed an interest in film for many years, studying the subject at Newport Film School where he worked on the film ‘Cop on the Edge IX: Prelude to Justice‘ in a directing and acting capacity. The official site can be enjoyed here. Darren setup WhatDVD.Net in 2003 to further his love of films and to write passionately about the movies he enjoys, and about those that he doesn’t.

Although his day-to-day activities mean that he now has less time to review movies than he would ideally prefer, he still tries to review new releases, and DVDs from his extensive collection, whenever possible.
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