Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 278: Sat Oct 5

Bacurau ((Filho/Dornelles, 2019): Odeon Luxe, Leicester Sq, 11.30am

63rd LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (2nd-13th October 2019) DAY 4
Every day (from October 2nd to October 13th) I will be selecting the London Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the movies you are unlikely to see in London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each screening. Here is all the information you need about the best way to get tickets.

This film, the Cannes jury prize winner, will also be shown on October 4th at Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, at 9.15pm. You can find the full details here.

London Film Festival introduction:
A young woman named Teresa travels home for the funeral of her grandmother, who was the matriarch of Bacurau, a village that happily embraces its misfits, mixed-heritage outsiders, whores, hippies and queers. On arrival, Teresa discovers that the dusty little town has been wiped clean off the map by the middle-class elite from the north, who are busy ingratiating themselves, selling their country and its people (quite literally, it turns out) to rich European and American interests. Following Aquarius (LFF 2016), Kleber Mendonça Filho shares directorial credit with long-time collaborator Juliano Dornelles in this stuffed-to-the-gills futuristic parable. Evoking Cinema Novo in its wild imagination and fiery socio-political fury, as well as Alejandro Jodorowsky, Sergio Leone and John Carpenter in its ecstatic stylings, Bacurau is darkly sardonic and pleasurably complex. The filmmakers give just enough scene-to-scene narrative information to keep you leaning forward, wondering where this thing is taking you. If the odd bout of grisly explosive violence is not your bag, be warned. But this will thrill fans searching for wild-hearted ecstatic cinema with political punch.
Tricia Tuttle

Here (and above) is the trailer.

No comments: