Lavoura Arcaica (To the Left of the Father)
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Lavoura Arcaica (To the Left of the Father)
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 home, where his father (Raul Cortez) is known to grill his children about his spiritual failings over the dinner table. However, Andre is being torn apart inside by his uncontrollable lust for his sister Ana (Simone Spoladore); a beautiful young woman, Ana unknowingly excited her brother's desires while dancing uninhibitedly at a community gathering, and… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Long, heavy, and soberly elating, the film envisions a heightened reality, like Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
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