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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Ótimo pra intelectualzinho metido que aguenta 3 horas de uma narrativa primitiva, linguagem masturbatória e desnecessária para uma história absolutamente simples. Para nós, reles mortais, apenas um eficaz sonífero.
A masterpiece yet to be discovered by so many people. Criterion Collection should do justice to this and release their first Brazilian film in the collection. Had it been released on Cannes, instead of the Toronto Film Festival, it would surely have been awarded the Palm D'Or (or at least the Best Director prize).