Tuesday, October 1, 2019

kino unleashed: 'Bucurau'

Kleber Mendonça Filho's new film 'BUCURAU' (after Aquarious) is about a vibrant, backcountry Brazilian town that finds its sun-dappled day-to-day disturbed when its inhabitants become targets of a group of armed mercenaries. The perpetrators of this class warfare, however, may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau. This film is a shape-shifter of exhilaration of witnessing society's forgotten and marginalized standing up for themselves by any means necessary. With references to the genre works of John Carpenter, George Miller and Sergio Leone. Winner of Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Holler!  bye.