Nominated for Best International Film


Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho


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. In a genre-bending twist, armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town, picking off the inhabitants one by one. A confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villains, 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.