Kino Lorber’s virtual theatrical exhibition called Kino Marquee has now expanded to 150 arthouse theaters to screen Brazilian thriller Bacurau.
NAME OF FILM: BACURAU (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
STARRING: Udo Kier, Sônia Braga, Karine Teles
GENRE: Action Film
SYNOPSIS: A vibrant, richly diverse backcountry Brazilian town finds its sun-dappled day-to-day disturbed when its inhabitants become the targets of a group of marauding, wealthy tourists. The perpetrators of this Most Dangerous Game–esque class warfare, however, may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau. Those who remember Kleber Mendonça Filho’s wonderful NYFF54 crowd-pleaser Aquarius starring Sonia Braga—who appears here in a memorable supporting role—might be surprised by the new terrain and occasional ultraviolence of his latest, codirected with his longtime production designer Juliano Dornelles. Yet this wild shape-shifter shares with that film the exhilaration of witnessing society’s forgotten and marginalized standing up for themselves by any means necessary.
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