The Second Mother
- 112 min
- Directed by: Anna Muylaert
- Written by: Anna Muylaert
- Cast: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas
- Language: Portuguese
- UK release: 4 September 2015
Val (Casé), the indispensable housekeeper of a wealthy São Paulo family, abandoned her own daughter Jéssica (Márdila) years ago to take up the position, but then Jéssica comes to live with them. Warm, cheeky and insightful satire on the Brazilian class system, with brilliant performances and pin-sharp yet delicate social commentary.
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The Second Mother31 Aug 2015
Warm and wonderfully cheeky Brazilian satire, featuring a star turn from Regina Casé
Brazil's class system is scrutinised and satirised in this hugely charming film from Anna Muylaert that focuses on Val, the indispensable housekeeper of a wealthy São Paulo family – brilliantly played by Regina Casé – who's been like a second mother to…
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