‘It’s like a Brazilian Slumdog Millionaire’ – Julia Carneiro reports from Rio
Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry’s new film Trash, set amid the slums of Rio de Janeiro, has won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival.
The film stars three teenage boys with no previous acting experience and who speak Portuguese.
While foraging in the Brazilian city’s rubbish dumps, their characters stumble upon a wallet and a key being sought by a corrupt police officer.
Written by Richard Curtis, Trash also stars Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara.