Fellipe Barbosa • 2015 • Brazil
Refracting a young man's coming-of-age through an entangled web of class, race, and gender relations, Casa Grande paints a searing portrait of the hierarchies governing contemporary Brazilian society.
Jean attends an elite boys-only high school in Rio de Janeiro. Big decisions, such as his university applications, loom on the horizon—yet Jean's priority is his budding sexuality. Meanwhile, signs of the family's financial instability accumulate around him.
Fellipe Barbosa's first film premiered at Rotterdam, San Sebastián, and Toulouse, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.