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Cannes 2019: 'Bacurau', a violent critique of Brazilian politics

When Kleber Mendonça Filho’s last film was at the Cannes Film Festival, its resonance with Brazil’s political turmoil was uncanny. In "Aquarius", a 65-year-old woman is being forced out of her home by patriarchal property developers just as the nation watches 65-year-old President Dilma Rousseff being prised from power by the men at the conservative centre of Brazilian politics.

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The brilliant filmmaker is back in Cannes with his latest protest film "Bacurau". It reflects the difficult times Brazil is now enduring under the new president with a small rural community being cut off and attacked from outside powers.

 

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