Friday, March 26 - Thursday, April 1, 2021

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 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 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.

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival; Toronto Int’l Film Festival; New York Film Festival

All screenings of BACURAU feature an exclusive recorded video introduction from filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho to welcome back audiences to IFC Center for our reopening.

  • Country Brazil/France
  • Language In Portuguese with English subtitles.
  • Running Time 131 minutes
  • Distributor Kino Lorber
  • Director Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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