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To the Left of the Father (2001)
"Lavoura Arcaica" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  29 October 2001 (Brazil)
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Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »

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André
Raul Cortez ...
Father
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha ...
Mother
Simone Spoladore ...
Ana
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Pedro, the elder brother
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Lula, the younger brother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felipe Abreu Salomão
Samir Muci Alcici Júnior
Leda Samara Antunes
Luiz Fernando Carvalho ...
André - Narrator (voice)
Pablo César Câncio ...
André as a boy
Raphaela Borges David
Fábio Luiz Marinho de Oliveira
Denise Del Vecchio ...
Prostitute
Laura Hallack Ferreira
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Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to match. Written by Anonymous

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poetic invasion
20 November 2006 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Dare to say "Lavoura Arcaica" is to be a classic film. cinematography, music, acting, directing all compose a camvas of beauty and sheer poetry. All 170 minutes -or so- that the film lasted were breathtaking. This wonderful adaptation of Raduan Nassar's exquisite novel did create images of its own. If it had been Luiz Fernando Carvahlo's only film, that would have been enough for him to be remembered. The way the plot was set, the way the story was told, the way the characters embodied the burden of their family's history, all speak out the battle between passion as a demon and passion as an angel. The screening of the movie in Greece took place at the 47th thessaloniki film festival this year, one of the strong moments of the whole festival.


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