Bacurau trailer: The Cannes Jury Prize winner prepares for its UK release

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize Winner, Bacurau, is the latest effort from Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho (co-directed with long-time collaborator Juliano Dornelles). More recently you may remember him from delights such as 2016's Aquarius and 2012's Neighbouring Sounds. Bacurau offers a different tone to what we've seen from Filho, veering into bloody B-movie territory, and when our Alistair Ryder reviewed the film at Cannes last year he said: "There is no faulting Filho and Dornelles’ ambitions, but after the intimate highs of Aquarius, Bacarau can’t help but feel disappointing in comparison." Bacurau will be coming to UK cinemas next month and you can watch the trailer above.

Bacurau, a small settlement in Brazil's remote backcountry, 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.

Filho and Dornelles also wrote the script, with the cast starring Bárbara Colen, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino and Sonia Braga.

Bacurau opens in select UK cinemas on March 13 before arriving on MUBI from March 27.


Bacurau (2019)
Dir: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Cast: Bárbara Colen, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima, Thomas Aquino | Writers: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho

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