Hard Labor (Trabalhar cansa): Cannes Review
A husband and wife trade financial roles in this uneven feature film debut from Brazilians Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra.
CANNES -- Horror elements delicately brush over a realistic tale about a middle-class Brazilian family facing economic difficulties in Hard Labor, an ambitious first feature written and directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, that promises more than it’s actually able to deliver. Strange things begin happening when the husband loses his job and the wife opens a grocery store; but apart from a few mildly disturbing events, little of interest is going on here and the film seems aimed more at critics and film festivals than international audiences.
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