Bacurau

Directed by Kleber Medonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles

Year: 2019
Running Time: 131
Color Type: Color
Country: Brazil, France
Language: English and Portuguese with English subtitles
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Bacurau

Cast
Sônia Braga
Udo Kier
Bárbara Colen
Thomas Aquino
Silvero Pereira
Thardelly Lima
Rubens Santos
Wilson Rabelo
Carlos Francisco
Luciana Souza
Karine Teles
Antonio Saboia

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Directed by Kleber Medonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles


A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community.

Reviews

“A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter.”

"A modern-day western with some of the raw, hallucinatory power of a Sergio Leone epic. Rich and extremely filling."

"A gloriously demented (and lightly psychedelic) Western."

“Genre-bending. Sneaky, full of surprises, and often laced with humor.”

Utterly distinctive filmmaking, executed with ruthless clarity and force. A scream of satirical defiance. This is not just fantasy, not just symbolism – it is the shape of things to come.”

Mendoça Filho is one of contemporary Brazilian cinema’s most sharply political filmmakers, and Bacurau solidifies his commitment to rebuking Brazil’s current administration and its willful erasure of the country’s culture and heritage.”



Awards

  • Jury Prize – Cannes Film Festival

  • Official Selection – New York Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Mint Museum Charlotte 1589947200May 20, 2020
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit 1588910400Coming Soon
MSP Film Society's St. Anthony Main Theatre Minneapolis 1588305600May 1 - May 7, 2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1588219200Coming Soon
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1587787200April 25 - April 26, 2020
Music Box Theatre Chicago 1586491200Coming Soon
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1586491200April 10 - April 11, 2020
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1585886400April 3 - April 9, 2020
Vancouver International Film Centre Vancouver 1585886400April 3 - April 8, 2020
Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym San Diego 1585886400April 3 - April 9, 2020
Mayfair Ottawa 1585886400April 3 - April 9, 2020
Landmark Ritz Five Philadelphia 1585886400April 3 - April 9, 2020
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley 1585281600March 27 - April 2, 2020
Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema San Francisco 1585281600March 27 - April 2, 2020
Boedecker Theater @ Dairy Arts Center Boulder 1585281600March 27, 2020
Zeitgeist Arts Center New Orleans 1585281600March 27 - April 2, 2020
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1585281600March 27 - April 2, 2020
Center For Contemporary Arts Santa Fe 1585281600March 27, 2020
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1585281600March 27 - April 2, 2020
UW-Madison Cinematheque Madison 1585281600March 27, 2020
Lumiere Cinema Los Angeles 1584676800March 20 - March 26, 2020
Sie Film Center Denver 1584676800March 20 - March 26, 2020
Little Theatre Rochester 1584676800March 20 - April 2, 2020
Cinéma du Musée Montreal 1584676800March 20 - March 26, 2020
Cinema du Parc Montreal 1584676800March 20 - March 26, 2020
Cinema Moderne Montreal 1584676800March 20 - March 26, 2020
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles 1584072000March 13 - March 19, 2020
Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables 1584072000March 13 - March 19, 2020
BAM Rose Cinemas Brooklyn 1584072000March 13 - March 26, 2020
SIFF Cinema Uptown Seattle 1584072000March 13 - March 19, 2020
Film at Lincoln Center New York 1583470800March 6 - March 12, 2020
IFC Center New York 1583470800March 6 - March 12, 2020
Mill Valley Film Festival Mill Valley 1570420800October 7 - October 8, 2019
Vancouver Int'l Film Festival Vancouver 1570075200October 3 - October 7, 2019
New York Film Festival New York 1569902400October 1 - October 2, 2019
Toronto International Film Festival Toronto 1567828800September 7 - September 13, 2019


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