Alexis dos Santos is side by side with Gus Van Sant and Lucrecia Martel in portraying adolescence in a realistic and, well, an arty way. Some similarities to Os Famosos e os Duendes da Morte, and a few with Duck Season and Machuca. Family scenes remind: La ciénaga, La Mujer sin Cabeza and Home (Ursula Meier). Chocolate milk scene: Show me Love (Lukas Moodysson). Great soundtrack by Violent Femmes.