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Casa Grande

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Casa Grande

A Cinema Slate Release
Directed by Fellipe Barbosa

Opens November 13, 2015, at Cinema Village in NYC.

Synopsis:

Coming-of-age as rude awakening: one high school senior’s dawning sexuality is shadowed by the discovery of his upper-class white family’s looming financial ruin. Polished and penetrating, Casa Grande renders a sharp social canvas of contemporary Brazil through the eyes of young Jean (Thales Cavalcanti), who struggles with newfound knowledge of his racial and class privilege as he sweetly courts a mixed-race girl from a lower-ranked school than his, and sows his oats with the family’s nubile cinnamon-skinned maid.

Jean’s parents, meanwhile, clutch at straws merely to survive. His father (Brazilian screen staple Marcello Novaes), a failed hedge-fund baron, tries vainly to conceal the true extent of the damage, as his formerly sheltered wife resorts to peddling cosmetics.

An international audience favorite, Casa Grande has stirred lively, searching discussion among Brazilians of the often repressed realities of stubborn racial bias and stark income inequality.

Email Rodrigo Brandão at rodrigo@cineslate.com with any booking inquiry.

 

Description

Casa Grande

A Cinema Slate Release
Directed by Fellipe Barbosa

Running time: 114 Minutes

CREW:
Writer/Director: Fellipe Barbosa
Producer: Iafa Britz
Co-Producer: Mauro Pizzo, Fernanda De Capua
Writer/Editor: Karen Sztajnberg
Editor: Nina Galanternick
Director of Photography: Pedro Sotero
Art Director: Ana Paula Cardoso
Sound Design: Waldir Xavier

CAST:
Marcello Novaes
Suzana Pires
Thales Cavalcanti
Bruna Amaya
Alice Melo
Clarissa Pinheiro

FILM FESTIVALS:
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Sydney Film Festival
Munich Film Festival
Tapei Film Festival
Giffoni Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival

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Caption: Thales Cavalcanti as Jean and Clarissa Pinheiro as Rita.
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Press Quotes

“This 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.”
– Nicola Rapold, Film Comment

“Outstanding … Very personal and assured. Barbosa is definitely a director to watch.”
– Fernando Toste, Twitchfilm

“Fellipe Barbosa’s strongly acted debut is a well-observed study of a wealthy Brazilian family’s breakdown.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety

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