Renowned for both his social conscience and the epic scale of his films, British helmer Roland Joffe (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION) is on familiar dramatic terrain with CITY OF JOY, a burnished portrait of personal redemption and native empowerment in India, the Third World nation
synonymous with overpopulation and grinding poverty.
In search of the most basic needs, the farming family of Hasari Pal (Om Puri), among countless others, migrates to Calcutta to escape a disastrous drought in Bihar, India's poorest state. Woefully unprepared and frightened, instead of work they find a foul, teeming metropolis of inhuman
congestion. Meanwhile, in an unnamed Americ...