To the Left of the Father

Directed by Luis Fernando Carvalho

An epic and subversive re-working of the parable of the prodigal son, set at the turn of the century in a family of Lebanese immigrants. Carvalho uses a fractured narrative technique, blending memory and real time with an accompanying impressionistic use of colour to illustrate the claustrophobia of a family forced to confront a few home truths. A complicated and complex film that has won over 40 international film festival awards.

171 minutes

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