If you like Bacurau I recommend Town in a Lake (2015) ‘Matangtubig’ from the Philippines. For free on youtube, you might like that one, too.
One of the most suspenseful movies I have seen from the recent years. And it doesn’t even need violence, murder, a pandemic or the impending end of the world. Just a couple of schoolkids trying to cheat their way Bop bop bop, bop to the top.
I really like everything about this movie, the excellent cinematography, the sound, the actors…Some might criticize that the focus is too much on the cheating stuff and not enough on the characters themselves, but…
It's never easy to watch a movie about a couple, which relationship is doomed to fail from the beginning. Especially if the movie is over two hours long. But I liked the movie anyway. I did not found it too depressive, because there are always scenes in which you can witness the positive aspects of their relationship, where both can enjoy happiness.
And there are not a lot of big fights, which makes it easier to watch (i suffered more…
I felt some very strong Murakami Haruki vibes while watching this movie.
A young man struggling with his career, himself and his lover goes on a surreal journey. So there are a lot of Murakami's subjects in this movies. (The only thing missing was a well. What a shame!). I can understand the criticism about the pacing and the bizarre erotic scenes a little bit, but I stayed interested until the Murakami-like open ending.