2016 NCLAFF. Que Horas ela Volta? / Second Mother/ Anna Muylaert. 112min. 2015. Brazil


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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.

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  • 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

    BEST FEATURE

  • WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE

    BEST FOREIGN FILM

  • RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    BEST SCREENPLAY

  • 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.

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