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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Bacurau, the film produced by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, made its debut on Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival with a standing ovation for the producers at the end of the showing. The Brazilian film is one of at least ten films by Brazilian directors and producers being shown at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

The number of Brazilian films shown, the largest in the Festival’s history, hides the turmoil faced by the segment today in Brazil.

Brazil's cultural scene has faced turbulence since . . .

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