‘Bacurau’ Trailer: Brazil’s Box Office Sensation Is a ‘Gloriously Demented’ Political Allegory — Exclusive
After picking up a Grand Jury Prize at Cannes after its May debut, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dorenelles’ wholly unclassifiable genre thriller went on to dominate the Brazilian box office with a $2.5 million take, good enough to place it over Hollywood offerings like “Us,” “Knives Out,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Now, after screening at festivals like Tiff and Nyff, the film is finally gearing up for its U.S.
Good luck slotting this one in a handy genre box.Per the film’s official synopsis: “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 notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead.
There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band
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