Returning to her matriarchal village after the death of her grandmother, Teresa finds that Bacurau is in dire straits. Basic amenities are in short supply, its mobile-phone coverage is fading and the tanker that brings drinking water arrives riddled with bullet holes. Upon discovering that not only has the Brazilian government abandoned them, it has also erased them from the map, Bacurau's renegade population of rebels, outsiders, hippies and whores mobilise themselves.
Kleber Mendonça Filho directs, recasting his Aquarius star, Sonia Braga, and drawing Udo Kier to a sardonic, genre blurring western, redolent of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Sergio Leone and John Carpenter.
Thu 9 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm
Brazil/France (subtitled), 2019, 131 mins