Cannes Film Festival

Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho – Bacurau #Cannes2019

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A four-hands directed rollercoaster ride of a film, political and daring and funny and fast-paced, set in a near future, really too near…

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12 min. and 23 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho, directors of the film Bacurau.

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Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho talk with passion about filmmaking, their film in competition in Cannes and the inevitable links that cinema has with politics, especially Brazilian cinema in this specific historical time.

Bacurau: With Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho leaves behind the town of his birth, Recife, and explores the poor and isolated region of Sertao do Serido, accompanied by his production designer, Juliano Dornelles. The hardship of living off the land there has produced inequalities historically. Set in a near future, where the archaic and the hyper-modern merge, the film tells the story of the residents of Bacurau, who have just lost their matriarch, Carmelita, at the age of 94. In the depths of their bereavement, the residents realise that their village has suddenly disappeared from the map.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Interviewee role
    Directors
  • Film title
    Bacurau
  • Festival section
    Competition
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