publication . Article . 2021

Bacurau flies at dusk: film, viral cultural politics, Covid-19, hauntings, and futures

Michael M. J. Fischer;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 03 Jan 2021 Journal: Anuário Antropológico (issn: 2357-738X, eissn: 0102-4302, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidade de Brasília, Pós-Graduação em Antropologia Social (UnB-PPGAS)
Abstract
This essay is one of a series on the arts and forms of emergent common sense in the globally interconnected, politically-semiotically-media fraught, Anthropocenic twenty-first century. The arts restlessly play hopscotch with temporalities and locations. Since the days of Third Cinema, auteur cinema, and national cinemas, films have attempted complex strategies, often mobilizing local and international genre film forms subversively against themselves to create a cinema of laughter, self-recognition, and critique. The 2019 Cannes Jury Award-winning film Bacurau provides an addictively detailed, yet globally accessible, intervention into the struggles over Covid-19...
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free text keywords: Bacurau, Aesthetics and critique, Social drama and cultural politics, Hauntings and futures, Brazil-US dyad, Covid-19, bacurau, aesthetics and critique, social drama and cultural politics, hauntings and futures, brazil-us dyad, covid-19, estética e crítica, drama social e política cultural, assombrações e futuros, díade brasil-eua, Authoritarianism, Temporalities, Indigenous, Laughter, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Aesthetics, Film genre, Movie theater, business.industry, business, Drama, The arts, History
Communities
COVID-19
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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