Sunday August 9, 2020

Bacurau: A bizarre send-up of Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Chaotic and compelling, Bacurau is a film that resists easy classification

15th March, 2020
Sônia Braga and Luciana Souza in Bacurau, a film in which simmering social anxieties spill over into shocking violence

Bacurau: Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, Selected, 18 Rating: ****

Misbehaviour: Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, nationwide, 12A, Rating: ***

The phones don’t work, the water supply has been shut off, everyone’s necking homemade psychedelic drugs (which might account for the UFO hovering overhead) and a psychotic gang of heavily armed gringos have started picking off the locals, one by one. Welcome to the Brazilian town of Bacurau, located somewhere...

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