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Another film of Fellipe Barbosa is starring Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires as well as Thales Cavalcanti follows a teenage boy's life. He is a decadent of upper-class family and he attempts to escape his parents who always try to control his life.
10 June 1977, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13 August 1962, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 04, 2015This isn't the first Latin American drama to follow a rich family on a downward spiral, but the eloquent visuals, strong central performance, and empathetic humor push it to the forefront.
November 11, 2015The film uses its critique of white privilege as a means to woo the legitimizing gaze of international audiences.
July 13, 2014Barbosa's engrossing Casa Grande or The Ballad of Poor Jean spotlights how the downward spiraling of a seemingly wealthy Brazilian family's bankbook propels upward the moral consciousness of its self-involved, horny son, Jean (Thales Cavalcanti).
November 11, 2015Cavalcanti -- an occasional TV performer whose considerable musical gifts the guitar-strumming Jean shares -- makes for a consistently engaging and intriguing protagonist.
November 11, 2015The smartly mounted effort, mostly set in a modernist villa on a lush edge of Rio, follows the young heir to a fast-crumbling fortune, as he hovers between honest self-discovery and numbing entitlement.
April 08, 2016Barbosa skillfully skewers the presumptions of rich folks who presume they deserve all that they've gotten, even as they're squandering it.
June 09, 2016The film captures perfectly the customs of the upper classes but isn't subtle about its discourse. [Full review in Spanish]
November 14, 2015Superb dissection of class and race contradictions in a society that is falling apart at the seams.
November 11, 2015Precariously balanced social structures maintaining class, race and expectations come crashing down in Casa grande, Fellipe Barbosa's well-made feature debut.
November 12, 2015Mr. Cavalcanti, new to the screen, has a natural manner, by turns tentative and blustering.