BACURAU (18)Thu 9 Apr 7.45pm
Returning to her matriarchal village after the death of her grandmother, Teresa finds that Bacurau is in dire straits. Basic amenities are in short supply, its mobile-phone coverage is fading and the tanker that brings drinking water arrives riddled with bullet holes. Upon discovering that not only has the Brazilian government abandoned them, it has also erased them from the map, Bacurau’s population of rebels, outsiders, hippies, whores and queers mobilise themselves.
Director, Kleber Mendonça Filho recasts his Aquarius star, Sonia Braga, and also draws Udo Kier to a genre blurring revenge western. Redolent of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Sergio Leone and John Carpenter in its stylings, Bacurau is darkly sardonic and pleasurably complex.
Brazil/France (Portuguese and English dialogue with English subtitles), 2019, 131 mins
Further information regarding scenes used by the BBFC to determine the film's certification, may be found at the extended classification link - please note that this page contains spoilers.
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