From South America to Filmekimi: BACURAU and MONOSShare
Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, BACURAU won the Jury Prize at Cannes, and the Best International Film Prize at Munich. Set in a recent future in the Brazilian countryside, BACURAU follows a matriarchal townsfolk, as they learn that their town has been erased from official maps.
Suspenseful and mysterious, while not belonging to any genres, NACURAU is narrated by cult actor Udo Kier, who plays a Western documentarian. Kleber Mendonça Filho is better known for his earlier features “Aquarius” and “Neighbouring Sounds”.
A group of young teenagers playing games in a mountainous region, armed to their teeth and holding a young woman hostage… MONOS follows these eight children as their military order is disrupted, with a narrative that is rebellious in itself and within its own rules.
Suspenseful, dark, and mysterious, MONOS won the Jury Special Prize–Dramatic at Sundance and was selected Best Film at Transilvanya, while being praised compared to classics “The Lord of the Flies” and “Apocalypse Now”.