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also known as Jonathas' Forest

A floresta de Jonathas2012

  • 2.9
Jonathas lives with his parents and his brother, Juliano, in a cottage in a rural area of the Amazon. The family harvests and sells local produce at a roadside fruit stand, a place of contact with new friends and novelties from the rest of the world. Juliano is outgoing and laid-back, while Jonathas is centered and emotional. They meet Milly, a visitor from the Ukraine, and the native Kedassere. The group decides to spend the weekend at a campground in the jungle. Against his father's wishes, Jonathas will embark on this adventure. Seduced by Milly and the forest, he undertakes a journey full of discoveries and fatalities in which emotion will be his sole guide.

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4+ a beautiful film _really magic_ a bit slow maybe but i really get into slow film_love all of the characters and the mystery_some amazing moments and a great space

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4+ a beautiful film _really magic_ a bit slow maybe but i really get into slow film_love all of the characters and the mystery_some amazing moments and a great space

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If you've seen the Stephen Sondheim musical, Into the Woods, you'll have a sense of this film. Jonathas and his brother, Juliano, live in the midst of the big woods of Brazil, the Amazonia where they and their parents sustain themselves by gathering from the rich bounty of the fruits in the nearby forest and in their own plantings, and sell these to motorists from a roadside stand in front of their home. The brothers go on camping trip with Juliano's friends- Milly, a young American woman travelling, probably as part of studies, and her friend who isn't named and rarely speaks, a young shamanistic native man. And they go into the woods...

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The sound design was incredible and cinematography gave a great start to the film. The environment gave a more humanistic feel to the drama. However, I think the actors performance was lacking, I was unsure if this was down to the scripting or character development. A little staged.