2019. Brazil, France. 131 min. Portugese. Subtitled.
Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles Featuring: Sônia Braga, Udo Kier, Barbara Colen
Teresa returns to her village of Bacurau, located in Brazil’s semi-arid sertão, following the death of her 94-year-old mother and village matriarch, Carmelita. Upon her arrival, Teresa quickly observes signs that Bacurau is in dire condition. Basic supplies for survival are running low, access to the outside world is fading, and delivery trucks show up riddled with bullet holes. Even more devastating, the government begins to deny the existence of the village, wiping it from all maps. As the outside world begins to close in on Bacurau, the villagers stand their ground with a secret weapon. Introduction by Chandler Ferrebee (VAFF)
Vinegar Hill Theatre