March 11 · 6:45 pm
Directed by Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
2019, Brazil, France, 130 min, Portuguese and English with English subtitles
Q&A w/ dirs. Kleber Medonça Filho & 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.
Official selection: Cannes Film Festival; Toronto Int’l Film Festival; New York Film Festival.
This event is co-presented by Kino Lorber.
Wednesday, March 11, 6:45pm
323 6th avenue,
New York, NY 10014