Dirs: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles, Brazil/France, 2019, 130 mins, Cert: 18
Sun 22 March // 18:00
Mon 23 March // 20:00
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