09.15 | Thursday. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street, UNC-Chapel Hill. 7pm
Que Horas ela Volta? / Second Mother/ Anna Muylaert. 112min. 2015. Brazil
An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, The Second Mother dissects with both impeccable precision and humor such matters as class differences and family. The film centers around Val, a hard- working live-in housekeeper in modern day São Paulo.
Val (stunning performed by Regina Casé) 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’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS®
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BEST DIRECTOR, AUDIENCE AWARD, CICAE AWARD
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR ACTING
LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
BEST FOREIGN FILM
RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SAO PAULO ASSOCIATION OF ART CRITICS AWARDS
BEST FILM, BEST ACTRESS
NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
ONE OF THE TOP FIVE FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS 2015
INTERNATIONAL PRESS ACADEMY SATELLITE AWARDS
NOMINEE – BEST INTERNATIONAL MOTION PICTURE
* PRAGDA SERIES. Co-curated by Cristina Carrasco and Sam Amago, UNC-CH Romance Studies with Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, NC LAFF. In cooperation with the Spanish Film Club initiative.