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In Conversation

KLEBER MENDONÇA FILHO and JULIANO DORNELLES with Anthony Hawley

Just before worldwide shutdowns and travel bans went into place with COVID-19 spreading across the globe, I sat down with Brazilian directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on an unseasonably warm afternoon in New York City to talk about their 2019 Cannes Jury Prize-winning film Bacurau.

Imprisonment of the Pregnant Body

The film documents the consequence: a spate of women deemed “hosts” prosecuted, often without due process, and jailed, often without prenatal care, to “protect the unborn child.”

Physical Outcomes: True/False 2020

Underneath the utopic sheen of the Columbia, Missouri-set festival I was able to witness some of the most exciting programming I’ve seen of late, with many of the films digging deep in their quest to illustrate the world on anything but the simplest or cleanest terms.

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The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2020

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