Athens International Film Festival

Bacurau

27/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 1

One day, an isolated village in Brazil is mysteriously erased from online maps. Then the signal disappears from mobile phones, strange visitors appear and an unperceived danger lurks not too far in the distance. Winner of the Jury Prize award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for a perversely enjoyable combination of social allegory, horror film, revenge adventure and violent neo-western. In attendance of the director Juliano Dornelles. 


BRAZIL, FRANCE | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 131΄ | PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH

Bacurau is a nocturnal bird in Brazil that can camouflage itself. Bacurau is also the name of a remote village in the north of the country, a village lost in time. Not very far there’s an invisible danger: an intangible threat that becomes more concrete when all of a sudden the area is deleted from the electronic maps, the phones have no signal, strange visitors come along and a mysterious drone that looks like a flying saucer patrols the skies.

Two years after the beautiful ‘Aquarius’, Brazilian Kleber Mendonça Filho shares directorial duties with his former production designer Juliano Dornelles offering us a violent western of a wonderfully paranoid mix of social allegory, science fiction and dystopic vision. An unforgettable role for the great cult actor Udo Kier, and winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes. L.K.

DIRECTORS: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
SCREENWRITERS: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
DoP: Pedro Sotero
MUSIC: Mateus Alves, Tomaz Alves Souza
EDITOR: Eduardo Serrano
PRINCIPAL CAST: Udo Kier, Sonia Braga, Barbara Colen, Chris Doubek, Alli Willow, Karine Teles, Jonny Mars, Silvero Pereira

KLEBER MENDONÇA FILHO
A multi-tasker cinema man, Brazilian Filho is a director, producer, screenwriter and film critic. He’s had more than 120 distinctions and participations at domestic and international festivals.

JULIANO DORNELLES 
Producer, director and set designer. He was born in Brazil where he lives and works. He has been working with ‘Simio Filmes’ group since 2001.

FILMOGRAPHY (SHARED)
2019 Bacurau



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        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

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        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
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        CICADA

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        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
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        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
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        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

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        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

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        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

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        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

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        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

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        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

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        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

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        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

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        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

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        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

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        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU