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To the Left of The Father


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  • It’s not that Carvalho’s film “feels longer” than 171 minutes. In fact, one of the things that makes To the Left of the Father seem so sui generis is its pacing and editing. Carvalho has made a film that is mythic in all senses... The mythic suggestion of otherworldly time continually collides with a more restless, impatient film grammar, resulting in a film that hovers like grace and then erupts in violent, even ecstatic convulsions.