Luiz Fernando Carvalho

LAVOURA ARCAICA – To the left of the Father

This 3-hour epic film centres around an interesting contradiction between content and form: on the one hand, the narrow, strictly religious world of a patriarchal family; on the other hand, the sensuous pictures culminating in wild attempts at escape. „My motivation in films is the passage from one state to another state. One must create a state of clairvoyance, of transformation, of imagination. To imagine to the point of encountering such an image, that it is no longer possible to distinguish the creator from the creation, the actor from the character, cinema from life.“ (Luiz Fernando Carvalho) Brazil 2001 Regie: Luiz Fernando Carvalho 171 min, 5mm, Farbe, portugiesische OmenglU