Kleber Mendonça Filho (Aquarius, Neighbouring Sounds) and Juliano Dornelles present Bacurau – a wild, genre-blending siege thriller set in Brazil’s remote backcountry. Winner of this year’s Cannes Jury Prize, Bacurau is unlike anything you’ve 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 there’s 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, it’s a whirlwind of genre twists and surrealist turns guaranteed to leave you punch-drunk and reeling.