Dirs: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles, Brazil/France, 2019, 130 mins, Cert: 18
Sun 22 March // 18:00 (cancelled)
Mon 23 March // 20:00 (cancelled)
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
BACURAU is a maniacal, genre-blending siege thriller from Kleber Mendonça Filho (Aquarius, Neighbouring Sounds) and Juliano Dornelles. Set in the remote backcountry of Brazil, it follows a tight-knit village community’s bloody and brutal fight for its own 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. Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize in 2019; Dare Gala screening at BFI London Film Festival 2019.
★★★★ “A disturbing ultraviolent freakout… utterly distinctive film-making, executed with ruthless clarity and force” – The Guardian
★★★★ “Outlandish... a jolting allegorical bloodbath” – The Telegraph
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, out of caution and with particular concern for at-risk groups, we have decided to close the Cube for all public events for an initial period of two weeks, from Sun 15th March til Sun 29th March inclusive.
This means that all scheduled screenings in this period will no longer be going ahead, though we plan to reschedule as much as the programme as we can once the situation becomes clearer.
We will continue to monitor the situation before making any decision regarding any events we still have scheduled for April/May. As a precaution, we have halted all advance ticket sales until further notice.
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