Kleber Mendonça Filho, director of the film “Bacurau”, revealed that a prize for the feature film is “stuck” in Brazilian customs. In a tweet published today on social networks, the filmmaker stated that the government is charging R $ 1,600 to release the award.
“The New York Film Critics Circle award given to Bacurau three weeks ago (Best International Film) arrived today. Customs wants us to pay R $ 1,600 to receive the award that has symbolic and non-commercial value. I hope it is a misunderstanding of friends at customs, “wrote the director.
“Bacurau”, a feature by Kléber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, was elected the best foreign film by the New York Film Critics Circle, an association of film critics resident in New York, in December last year.
The film made it onto the 2020 list of favorites by former US President Barack Obama.
Currently, the work is eligible to represent Brazil at the Oscar 2021.
The plot is set in a fictional village in the Brazilian backlands, whose population discovers that it is being threatened by mysterious invaders.