Awards season seems like a lifetime ago, when Bong Joon-Ho wisely shared that “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” Well, now is your chance to dive into a Portuguese and English language film, Bacurau which Bong has described as “… so beautiful. It has an unique energy that brings with it an enigmatic and primitive force.”
We were planning to open this rather insane deligh on March 27th before Mother Nature stepped in to interrupt the run but the film’s distributor Kino Lorber just harnessed the power of the internet and announced a really neat program. They set up a Sun-Ray virtual screening room where for the price of a ticket you can stream Bacarau for up to five days. The film’s distributor will be sharing the revenue with us 50/50 which will help us from going completely dark for the time being.
We will also be adding Film Movement’s Corpus Christi (nominated for Best Foreign picture )and Oscilloscope’s Saint Frances very soon, to the streaming Sun-Ray right in your living room.
Click here to check out a trailer, and if you’d like to take the plunge buy a virtual ticket.
Also here is how many fresh tomatoes this one has received https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bacurau
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.