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Indie Spirit Nom & Obama top pick: BACURAU, sensational award-winning Brazilian thriller

The award-winning sensational Brazilian thriller currently nominated for ‘Best International Film’
Film Independent Spirit Awards!
BACURAU
Directed & Written by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Starring Sônia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira
WINNER: Jury Prize – Cannes Film Festival 2019
WINNER, Best International Film – Boston Online Film Critics Association
RUNNER-UP, Foreign Language Film – National Society of Film Critics
NOMINEE: Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, Columbus Film Critics Association, Greater Western NY Film Critics Association, Houston Film Critics Society, Indiana Film Journalist Association, Music Film Critics Association, North Carolina Film Critics Association, San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Association, St. Louis Film Critics Association

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.
Directors Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles and actress Sônia Braga discuss BACURAU at the 57th New York Film Festival:

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