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A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau. In English and Portuguese with English subtitles. Not Rated. Directors: Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles (Brazil, France 2019) 131 min

A NOTE FROM ZOË ELTON, MVFF DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING:
If you’re up for a wildly entertaining genre movie—think Sci-fi meets weird meets anti-colonialism—in which a town fights for its very existence, this may be for you. Caveat: There’s fun, there’s blood, coffins, violence—and there’s Sônia Braga! Truly strange, for some this is an absolute guilty pleasure. Check out the trailer, see if this Cannes Jury Prize winner is for you. Then, perhaps pour yourself a drink—and join us at the [email protected]
Join us for a YouTube Live Q&A with Udo Kier and filmmakers Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on April 1 at 8:00pm EDT. Hosted by BAM
CLICK HERE  to join the Q&A – Click on video title to open the YouTube page where can set a reminder.

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