THE BALLAD OF POOR JEAN

Director: Fellipe Barbosa
Country: Brazil
Year: 2014
Duration: 117 min

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 Suncoast 7;  23 July 2015  19:30 PM
 Elangeni  24 July 2015  12:00 PM

Jean (17) is growing up in the elite district of Rio, with its private schools, drivers and housekeepers. While he tries to escape from his over-protective parents, they keep their approaching bankruptcy secret. This beautifully played coming-of-age film provides a clear picture of class differences and racism.

The big house of the title is indeed a very large one in a chic neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, where Jean lives with his younger sister and parents. Naturally, there is also staff: a driver and two housekeepers. Jean is in his last year at secondary school, has to choose what to study and is busy with girls, his appearance and nightlife - as he should be. Above this well-organised and elitist world, dark clouds gather when it becomes apparent that his dad, without informing his children, has nearly used up all his money.t.

While looking at grand and topical themes such as class differences and racism, CASA GRANDE is nonetheless also very personal and partly autobiographical.

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Fellipe Barbosa was born in Rio de Janeiro and completed his MFA in film at Columbia University, New York. His shorts, including the award-winning Salt Kiss, have screened at Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand and the New York Film Festival. In 2007, Fellipe was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Casa Grande, his debut feature film.

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