MUBI have unleashed the UK Trailer for the genre bending Bacurau. From the mind behind Neighbouring Sounds and Aquarius, Kleber Mendonça Filho could you describe his latest film?
The film is described as an audacious, original and spectacularly violent blend of neo-Western, revenge thriller and political allegory. Everything from its hat to Sergio Leone and John Carpenter, it’s a whirlwind of genre twists and surrealist turns guaranteed to leave you punch-drunk and reeling.
Bacurau tells the story that’s set in the near future in Brazil. When a woman returns to her birth village for the funeral of her mother. When they find their basic amenities have disappeared, the villagers find themselves fighting for their lives, when they become prey.
I don’t really want to give too much of the premise away, as it’s very unique and bonkers. It’s hyper violent and most of the film critics who have seen it, loved it…
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.
The film stars Bárbara Colen, Udo Kier and Sonia Braga. Along side them is Jonny Mars, Antonio Saboia, Chris Doubek, and Karine Teles.
Bacurau will be released in UK cinema from 13th March, followed by an exclusive streaming launch on MUBI on 27 March. If you can’t wait, the film is playing at Glasgow film festival on 3rd and 5th March [more info/book tickets].