THE SECOND MOTHER (15)

Date Time
Thurs 29th October 7.45pm

Dir: Anna Muylaert | Brazil | 2015 | 110 mins | Portuguese w/Eng Subtitles
Cast: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas

From Brazilian director Anna Muylaert comes this immensely appealing, funny, warm and poignant film (winner of the Audience Award at the Berlinale) following a live-in maid and her estranged daughter. Val (the brilliant Regina Casé) has spent 13 years as a nanny to Fabinho and live-in help to his family in São Paulo. She is financially stable but struggles with the guilt of leaving her daughter Jessica behind; and when Jessica calls, wanting to come and stay, Val is overjoyed. But the new arrival quickly creates tension – putting Val right in the middle, split between the living room and the kitchen, and forced to find a new way of facing life.

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