City of God is a story about the nature and structure of continuous poverty and violence and the effects that combination has upon a society free to govern, protect and rule itself. It is Cidade de Deus’ tale, and Rocket, Lil’ Zé, Benny and the rest are only brief chapters in its narrative.
As a film guaranteed to impress and absolutely assured to make an audience think, Far from Heaven is nothing less than divine.
This gigantic undertaking is never anything less than stunning for practically every second of its almost three-hour running time, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers surpassing the considerably large expectations of an over-eager audience at nearly every opportunity.
There are far too few films that make me giddy and excited about the art of cinema. Adaptation is one of them. See it at once.