My Home is Copacabana
DIRECTOR: ARNE SUCKSDORFF
CAST: LEILA SANTOS DE SOUSA, COSME DOS SANTOS, JOSAFá DA SILVA SANTOS
A trip to Rio de Janeiro organized by Unesco produced this visually astonishing tour-de-force of camera choreography, a rare narrative film for Sucksdorff, which follows four orphaned mixed-race slum kids from the Babylon Hill favela, surviving by their wits and by petty pickpocketing and even thriving in the face of overwhelming hopelessness. A bravura cinematographic performance, though emotionally-grounded by the untutored performances of its charismatic young stars.