Now Showing: ‘BACURAU’

HamptonsFilm is pleased to continue to curate the hit screening series NOW SHOWING, featuring acclaimed first-run, art house, independent, and world cinema. The only difference is that now screenings will take place in the privacy of your own home.

March 30, 2020: This week’s “screening” will support HamptonsFilmGuild Hall, and the distributor (Kino Lorber).

“Exhilarating. A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter.” This week’s film is BACURAU, a Critic’s Pick in The New York Times.


Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
(2019, Brazil/France, 131 minutes, English and Portuguese with English subtitles)

A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.

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