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Title Conditional: Bacurau

Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and
Juliano Dornelles (Brazil, 2019)

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 pm Pacific Time | CLAS Virtual Event

A scene from Bacurau. (Image courtesy of Kino Lorber.)
A scene from Bacurau. (Image courtesy of Kino Lorber.)

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A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão (hinterland), mourns the loss of its matriarch. Days later, its inhabitants (including one played by Sônia Braga) notice that their village has vanished from online maps, and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together to protect and maintain their remote community. 132 minutes. Portuguese and English with English subtitles. 

Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival

"A modern-day western with some of the raw, hallucinatory power of a Sergio Leone epic. Rich and extremely filling." —  Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times

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