The Second Mother

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St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Sat, Apr 11, 2015 9:45 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Mon, Apr 20, 2015 9:40 PM
Film Info
English Title:The Second Mother
Program:Cine Latino
Women and Film
Tags:Comedy Drama
Women Directors
Society & Culture
Voice Category:Laugh out Loud
Release Year:2015
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:Special Jury Prize - Sundance Film Festival
C.I.C.A.E. Award - Berlin International Film Festival
Print Source:Oscilloscope Pictures
Director:Anna Muylaert
Producer:Fabiano Gullane
Debora Ivanov
Gabriel Lacerda
Anna Muylaert
Cinematographer:Barbara Alvarez
Editor:Karen Harley
Screenwriter:Anna Muylaert


Val is the kind of live-in housekeeper who takes her work seriously. She wears a crisp maid's uniform while serving perfect canapés; she serves her wealthy São Paulo employers day in and day out while lovingly nannying their teenage son whom she's raised since toddlerhood. Everyone and everything in the elegant house has its place until one day, Val’s ambitious, clever daughter Jessica arrives from Val’s hometown to take the college entrance exams. Jessica’s confident, youthful presence upsets the unspoken yet strict balance of power in the household; Val must decide where her allegiances lie and what she's willing to sacrifice.