Lavoura Arcaica

Lavoura Arcaica (Released as To the left of the father in English language markets) is a 2001 poetical Brazilian movie, directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho, based on the homonym novel by Raduan Nassar.

Plot Summary

The story is about a young man, André (Selton Mello), whose ideas are totally different from his father's (Raul Cortez). He leaves his home, located on a farm, and moves to a dirty pension. His brother, Pedro (Leonardo Medeiros), is ordered by their mother (Juliana Carneiro da Cunha) to bring André back. His return, however, will change the family's structures. The film shows André's angst and incestuous love for his sister, Ana (Simone Spoladore).


Awards Won

  • Grande Prêmio BR de Cinema (2002): Best actress (Juliana Carneiro da Cunha) and Best Cinematography.
  • Montréal World Film Festival (2001): Best Artistic Contribution.
  • Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro(2001): Best Film, Best Actor (Selton Mello), Best Supporting Actress (Juliana Carneiro da Cunha) and Best Supporting Actor (Leonardo Medeiros).
  • Mostra de Cinema de São Paulo (2001): Audience Award.
  • Cartagena Film Festival: Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Soundtrack.
  • Havana Film Festival: (2001): Special Jury Prize, Best Actor (Selton Mello), Best Cinematography and Best Soundtrack.
  • ABC Trophy (2002): Feature Film - Best Cinematography.
  • Festival de Buenos Aires del cinema independiente (2002): ADF Cinematography Award, Audience Award, Kodak Award and Special Mention (Luiz Fernando Carvalho).
  • Festival de Guadalajara - Mexico (2002): Best Film - International Jury
  • Brothers Manaki International Film Festival (2002): Audience Award (Walter Carvalho), Golden Camera 300
  • Entreveus Film Festival (2002): Feature Film - Audience Award
  • Festival de Lima (2002): Best Actor (Selton Mello)
  • Festival de Lleida (2002): ICCI Screenplay Award, Best Actor (Selton Mello)
  • Associação Paulista de Críticos de Artes(2002): Best actress (Juliana Carneiro da Cunha)
  • Festival di Trieste (2002): Best Film
  • Festival de Valdivia (2002): Best Film

External links

Film Official Homepage

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