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178 Ratings

To the Left of the Father

Lavoura Arcaica

Brazil, 2001


One young man’s forbidden love threatens to tear his family apart in this epic-length period drama from Brazil. In a strict, religious home in the early ’40s, teenage Andre is being torn apart inside by his uncontrollable lust for his sister Ana.

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To the Left of the Father Directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho

Awards & Festivals

São Paulo International Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Best Brazilian Feature Film (Audience Award)

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2002 | 3 wins including: ADF Cinematography Award

2002 | Special Mention: International Competition

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