Que Horas Ela Volta? / The Second Mother

Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 3:00 PM
Matheson History Museum

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An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, The Second Mother centers on Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers’ needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val’s estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Jessica is smart, confident, and ambitious, and refuses to accept the upstairs/downstairs dynamic, testing relationships and loyalties and forcing everyone to reconsider what family really means.

BRAZIL, 2015 (112min)
Portuguese with English subtitles
Director: Anna Muylaert
Cast: Andre Boxwill, Fernando Chironi, Monserrat Montero Cole, Luis Rodrigo Duran, Luis Fernando Gomez, Rodolfo Gonzalez, Bárbara Jimenez, Hernán Jiménez, Daniel Ross Mix
Film introduction and Q&A by Dr. Elizabeth Ginway