Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles (Brazil, 2019)

A Screening to Support CLAS

March 11, 2021

Bacurau – Official U.S. Trailer

Event Description

We provide the film; you provide the popcorn – and a gift to CLAS!

CLAS is asking for your help. This year for Big Give, Berkeley’s once-a-year fundraising event, we are presenting a special showing of Bacurau, winner of the Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival. This is a unique opportunity to support CLAS by buying a ticket for a film in our Cine Latino series. Your support will help us continue to offer free film screenings in the future.


One of Barack Obama’s top ten films of 2020, Bacurau tells the story of a small village in the Brazilian sertão (hinterland) mourning the loss of its matriarch. Its inhabitants (including one played by Sônia Braga) notice that their village has vanished from online maps, and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together to protect and maintain their remote community. 132 minutes. Portuguese and English with English subtitles.

"A modern-day western with some of the raw, hallucinatory power of a Sergio Leone epic. Rich and extremely filling." — Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times