THE SECOND MOTHER (Brazil 2015; R)
Tuesday October 13, Thursday October 15, Saturday October 17 @ 7:30PM; Sunday October 18 @ 1, 3:10PM.
The orderly and comfortable balance of a well-to-do Sao Paulo family, which has depended much more that anyone realizes on the love contributed by the longtime housekeeper (Regina Case), is upset by the inauspicious arrival of her free-thinking daughter (Carmila Mardila). 112 minutes. Subtitles.
“Muylaert does a deft job here of story and setting up her characters and their predicaments in ways that immediately invite reflection” – Hollywood Reporter.
“A nuanced, often funny look at family and social status, and Case’s performance is both heartbreaking and hilarious” – Entertainment Weekly.
“A satisfying contradiction. It’s a soap opera with a social conscience that casually mixes dramatic elements about serious class issues with a crowd-pleasing audience picture sensibility” – LA Times.
Special Jury Prize winner – Acting, Regina Case and Camila Mardila, Sundance Film Festival. Audience Award winner, Fiction, Berlin Film Festival.
Direction and screenplay: Anna Muylaert
COMING NEXT WEEK:
MERU (USA 2015; R)
The Shark’s Fin summit of Mount Meru in the Himalayas has defeated every team of climbers up to now. The three newest challengers ( one of them still recuperating from a fractured skull and crushed vertebrae in a skiing accident) chronicle their climb in this palm-sweating documentary that grabs you and holds on for dear life. “All the familiar critical adjectives (harrowing, etc.) sound especially lame in this context. The movie is sick“- NY Magazine.