Prix du public au Festival de Cannes - 2019
New York Film Festival - 2019
Toronto International Film Festival - 2019
ARRI/OSRAM Award at Munich International Film festival - 2019
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 notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead.
Direction & Screenplay
Juliano Dornelles is a founding member of the creation group ‘Símio Filmes’. Working as a Production Designer since more than 16 years, his partnership with Kleber Mendonça Filho started on the set of the short film Eletrodoméstica (2004). He was also the Production Designer of O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds, 2013) and Aquarius (2016). His first feature film O Ateliê da Rua do Brum is currently in post production.
Kleber Mendonça Filho
Direction & Screenplay
In the 1990s, while still working full-time as a programmer, film critic and journalist for various media, Kleber Mendonça Filho began making his own short films. For Crítico, his documentary debut feature, the Recife-born Brazilian filmmaker gave 70 directors and critics a chance to speak their minds. O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds), Mendonça’s first fiction feature film, had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2012 and Brazil selected it as its entry for an Oscar.
The film has been shown at over 100 festivals and The New York Times listed it as one of the ten best films of the year. Four years later, Aquarius, starring Sonia Braga, was invited to participate in the competition in Cannes. The film sold to more than 100 countries and was nominated for a César and an Independent Spirit Award. In 2019, Bacurau, Mendonça’s most recent work, co-directed and co-written with Juliano Dornelles, screened in the competition in Cannes and won the Jury Prize. Kleber is also artistic director of Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife.
Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho
Mateus Alves, Tomaz Alves Souza
Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
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