Mapping Bacurau

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Brazilian critic-turned-filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho (Aquarius, Neighboring Sounds) and co-director Juliano Dornelles (the production designer for Mendonça’s previous features) exhilarated audiences at the 2019 New York Film Festival with their searing class warfare fable Bacurau. One of the year’s most audacious and thrilling genre-benders, and winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Bacurau draws on an intricate network of film historical references—from horror and Hollywood pulp to spaghetti westerns to Brazil’s own sharply political Cinema Novo movement. On the occasion of Bacurau’s release at Film at Lincoln Center, Mendonça and Dornelles have handpicked an assortment of films that map the rich cinematic universe to which their inventive, anything-goes creation belongs, featuring works by John Carpenter, Sergio Corbucci, Eduardo Coutinho, and more.