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Dir. Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho
2019 | 130 mins | Brazil, France
Portuguese/French with English subtitles
*Fri 20 Mar, 5.40pm | Screening with short film Nyudj Calling (Dir. Karrabing Film Collective, Aus , 2019, 6 mins), a Projections commission from Tyneside Cinemas artists programme.
Kleber Mendonça Filho (Aquarius, Neighbouring Sounds) and Juliano Dornelles present Bacurau a wild, genre-blending siege thriller set in Brazils remote backcountry. Winner of this years Cannes Jury Prize, Bacurau is unlike anything youve seen before.
Bacurau, a small settlement in rural Brazil, is shaken by the death of its elderly matriarch. But something strange is happening in the village, and theres little time for mourning. The water supply has been cut off, animals are stampeding through the streets, and empty coffins are turning up on the roadside. One morning, the villagers wake up to find their home has disappeared from satellite maps completely. Under threat from an unknown enemy, Bacurau braces itself for a bloody, brutal fight for survival.
With unforgettable turns from Udo Kier and Sonia Braga, this is an audacious, original and spectacularly violent blend of neo-Western, revenge thriller and political allegory. Tipping its hat to Sergio Leone and John Carpenter, its a whirlwind of genre twists and surrealist turns guaranteed to leave you punch-drunk and reeling.
Fri 20 Mar features a post-screening talk from Karrabing Film Collective.