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In provincial São Paulo in the forties, Pedro is detailed off by his mother to bring André, his younger brother, back home. The boy, however, still has painful memories that are very much alive, concerning the reasons that made him leave home: an extremely repressive father; a mother of such tenderness, she is suffocating; Pedro’ envy owing to the special attention he receives from his father. These, however, are not the only motives that have led André to draw away from his family. The relationship between he and his sister, Ana, was not limited to the usual feelings of affection common between brother and sister. Based on the book by the same name by Raduan Nassar, To the Left of the Father is a kind of visit to the parable of the prodigal son. This time, however, the return of the beloved will bring deep and unexpected changes to the family routine. Subjects such as love, incest, prostitution, homosexuality, and family relationships are brought on screen as from the story of a family of Lebanese immigrants in up-country Brazil.

Título original: LAVOURA ARCAICA

Ano: 2001

Classificação: 14 years

Duração: 165 min

País: Brazil

Cor: cor


Roteiro: Luiz Fernando Carvalho

Fotografia: Walter Carvalho

Montagem: Luiz Fernando Carvalho

Elenco: Selton Mello, Raul Cortez, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Simone Spoladore, Leonardo Medeiros, Caio Blat

Produção: LFC Produções, VideoFilmes, Raquel Couto, Mauricio Andrade Ramos, Donald Ranvaud, Tibet Filmes