In partnership with Kino Lorber, we are pleased to offer our Film at Lincoln Center audience the chance to see the extraordinary Brazilian film Bacurau, which was playing in our theaters last week, at home. Even as our theaters remain temporarily closed, the cinematic experience continues via Kino Lorber’s new virtual theatrical exhibition initiative, Kino Marquee. This at-home screening purchase will support FLC, and help us in our mission to remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. This offer is for a limited time only.
A vibrant, richly diverse backcountry Brazilian town finds its sun-dappled day-to-day disturbed when its inhabitants become the 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. Those who remember Kleber Mendonça Filho’s wonderful NYFF54 crowd-pleaser Aquarius starring Sônia Braga—who appears here in a memorable supporting role—might be surprised by the new terrain and occasional ultraviolence of his latest, codirected with his longtime production designer Juliano Dornelles. Yet this wild shape-shifter shares with that film the exhilaration of witnessing society’s forgotten and marginalized standing up for themselves by any means necessary. With references to the fearless genre works of John Carpenter, George Miller, and Sergio Leone, Bacurau, winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is a vividly angry power-to-the-people fable like no other. Also starring Udo Kier, Karine Teles, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, and Silvero Pereira. A Kino Lorber release. An NYFF57 selection.