Apr 19 - Apr 24
(Sergio Andrade, Brazil, 2012, DCP, 99 min)
A Floresta de Jonathas
Saturday, Apr 19 at 09:00PM
Thursday, Apr 24 at 07:00PM
A becalmed but ripe tale of family life in Amazonia is transformed into a haunting rumination on man-in-nature, in this Brazilian take on tropical malady.
Dutiful Jonathas ("not Jonathan") works for his father, harvesting fruits and vegetables from the modest family jungle estate and selling their crops at a roadside stand frequented by motoring tourists. His brother Juliano can't be bothered with the labor, as the itinerant customers prove perfect foil for his exotic charms.
Banished from the home by a bitter, if jealous, father, Juliano embarks on a defiant camping trip, with a curious Jonathas in tow. Jonathas' solo digression into seemingly known territory becomes a fever-dream of, and wake-up call to, nature's bounty.
Part of our series Pulsos Latinos: Films from the frontier of Latin American cinema. Read more about new Latino cinema on our screens >
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