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TOM's Film Club: Bacurau (18) Tickets | The Old Market Brighton & Hove  | Tue 7th July 2020 Lineup

TOM's Film Club: Bacurau (18) tickets

The Old Market in Brighton & Hove

Tuesday 7th July 2020

8:00pm til 10:15pm

Minimum Age: 18

Brazilian director Kleber Mendonša Filho (Neighbouring Sounds, Aquarius) returns with Bacurau, co-written and directed with Juliano Dornelles.

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TOM's Film Club: Bacurau (18) on Tuesday 7th July 2020

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Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes 2019, it’s a futuristic, ultra-violent revenge western, a new foray into genre-blurring territory, featuring Sonia Braga (Aquarius) and Udo Kier.

Teresa (Bárbara Colen) travels home for the funeral of her grandmother in Bacurau, a fictional village (the name itself means “Nighthawk”) in the sertão (Brazilian outback) that celebrates its misfit inhabitants. But on her arrival, she finds it beset by newly strange happenings, following the intrusion of exploitative middle-class elites.

Inspired by Filho and Dornelles’ experience of watching ethno-documentaries and responding to the overt simplicity of the portrayal of people ‘from far away places’, as well as a cinematic riff on the work of directors like Alejandro Jodorowsky and Sergio Leone. Hallucinatory and formally thrilling, Bacurau is an utterly distinctive experience delivered by two of the most exciting directors at work today.

“Bacurau is a gloriously demented (and lightly psychedelic) Western that starts in outer space, [...] and spends the rest of its runtime blending everything from “Seven Samurai” to “Hostel” into a bloody and unapologetic “f*** you” to anyone who thinks that cutting edge technology entitles them to see the world as their own personal slaughterhouse” - David Ehrlich, Indiewire

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