According to Indie Wire, the Brazilian film “ Bacurau ” has been listed as a candidate for a seat at the Oscar 2021, which will be held in April, and could compete in the category of best foreign film.
Although it was released in Brazil in 2019, the feature film directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles did not make its commercial debut until early 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic.
For this reason, the production meets the eligibility protocol of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.
However, there is still nothing officially confirmed, but the film has a good chance of representing Brazil in the most outstanding film awards even without being chosen by the representatives of our country.
The Brazilian Academy of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts has chosen “Babenco – Someone must hear the heart and say: arrested”, by Bárbara Paz, as part of the dispute for a place in the category of best international film. The documentary on Hector Babenco, one of the greatest Brazilian filmmakers, reveals how his love of cinema has kept him alive for so many years.
Last year “Bacurau” received the award for best film at the 37th Munich Film Festival.
In addition to the tribute, the production managers were awarded 50,000 euros of equipment for their next film.
“It is an honor to be able to receive this award which already allows us to think about a future project.”, Famous producer Emilie Lesclaux.
In May 2019, “ Bacurau ” also received the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, where its world premiere took place. Since then, the feature film has received invitations to more than 100 festivals around the world and will be distributed in more than 30 countries.
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The story takes place in Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian hinterland, and says goodbye to Dona Carmelita, a strong and loved woman who died at the age of 94. A few days later, the inhabitants of Bacurau realize that the community is no longer on the cards.
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