Lavoura Arcaica (To the Left of the Father)
Lavoura Arcaica (To the Left of the Father) (2001)

One young man's forbidden love threatens to destroy his life and tear his family apart in this epic-length period drama from Brazil. In the early '40s, teenaged Andre (Selton Mello) is being raised in a strict and deeply religious… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Rather than pull you into the story, the movie's tricked-out manner -- the mournful music, the actors' overwrought emotionalism, the excruciatingly claustrophobic camerawork -- shoves you away.

Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Long, heavy, and soberly elating, the film envisions a heightened reality, like Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers.

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