The Second Mother

Screening: Wednesday, May 6, 5pm

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Directed by Anna Muylaert

Starring: Regina Casé, Antonio Abujamra, Michel Joelsas, and Helena Albergaria

Running Time: 114 minutes

Synopsis: When Val (Regina Casé) left her home to work thousands of miles away as a live-in housekeeper for Fabinho (Michel Joelsas) in Sao Paulo, she carried the guilt of leaving her young daughter Jessica behind with relatives. Now, 13 years later, Jessica (Camila Márdila) shows up in Sao Paulo, and her presence throws into disarray the unspoken class barriers within Fabinho’s home.

What the Critics Are Saying:

“This is the sort of savvy, socially conscious crowdpleaser that occupies a rare middle ground between genteel and intellectual world cinema.”

-Geoff Berkshire, Variety

“[The film] dissects with both chilling precision and humor such matters as class differences, real mothers vs. caretakers and whether privilege and one’s own station are things that can be questioned or changed.”

-Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

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