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The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?)

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Anna Muylaert / Feature Narrative / Brazil / 2015 / 110 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Portuguese / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama
MENA Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

Screenings

  • Thu, Dec 3, 07:00 PM, Katara Building 16, Opera House (K16-OH)
    Tickets sales closed
    Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.
  • Sat, Dec 5, 08:30 PM, Katara Building 12, Theatre A (K12-A)
    Tickets sales closed
    Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

Synopsis

A testament to the enduring bond between mothers and their children, ‘The Second Mother’ features marvellous performances and a tightly written script that cleverly releases its tension with moments of wry humour.

Val is the long-time live-in housekeeper for a wealthy family in São Paulo. Considered part of the family – well, almost – she cooks and cleans, launders and serves, and has all but raised the family's 17-year-old son Fabinho, with whom she has an especially tender relationship. One day, her daughter Jéssica, whom Val has not seen for 10 years, announces she is coming to town with hopes of attending university there. Thrilled, Val obtains permission from her employers to have Jéssica stay with her in her tiny room and excitedly goes about making plans to find an apartment in the city.

Jéssica’s arrival, however, immediately upsets the balance of the household. Unwilling to mimic her mother’s role as the help, she is soon sleeping in the guest room, eating whatever is in the fridge and having lunch with the man of the house. Tensions arise in all directions, the gap between classes widens – and when Val learns her daughter’s well-kept secret, it becomes clear that a fundamental change in the order of things is needed.

Credits

Director
Anna Muylaert
Screenwriter
Anna Muylaert
Producer
Fabiano Gullane, Caio Gullane, Debora Ivanov, Anna Muylaert
Editor
Karen Harley
Music
Fabio Trummer, Vitor Araújo
Cinematographer
Bárbara Alvarez
Sales Company
The Match Factory
Production Company
Africa Filmes, Globo Filmes, Gullane Filmes
Set Designer
Marcos Pedroso, Thales Junqueira
Cast
Regina Casé, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila, Karine Teles, Lourenço Mutarelli

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