Three Summers (Três Verões)


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Film Info
Original Title:Três Verões
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Comedy Drama
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Release Year:2019
Runtime:94 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Actress - Rio International Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Distrib Films
Director:Sandra Kogut
Executive Producer:Marcello Ludwig Maia
Producer:Marcello Ludwig Maia
Laurent Lavolé
Cinematographer:Ivo Lopes Araújo
Screenwriter:Sandra Kogut
Iana Cossoy Paro
Editor:Sergio Mekler
Luisa Marques
Composer:Berna Ceppas
Principal Cast:Regina Casé
Rogério Fróes
Otavio Müller
Filmography:Mutum (2007)
Campo Grande (2015)



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About the Film

Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums (Regina Casé) relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever comes her way, in Sandra Kogut’s (Campo Grande) humorous and inventive episodic feature.

Showcasing the rare talents of Brazilian acting legend Regina Casé (The Second Mother), the latest feature from director Sandra Kogut is a brilliant comedy about gross class disparity and the infinite resourcefulness of those who can never take anything for granted.

Casé plays Madá, the fifty-something caretaker for a cluster of luxury beachside condos owned by a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family. Unfolding over the course of three consecutive summers — 2015 to 2017 — the film follows Madá as she invests in a roadside snack kiosk while tending to the every need of her condescending employers, becomes a bystander in a major money-laundering scandal, and eventually launches a whole new career. With every dizzying new turn of events, Madá manages to retain her high spirits, her sense of loyalty to those who deserve it — and her eagle eye for opportunity.

Written by Kogut and Iana Cossoy Paro, Three Summers is a sort of modern picaresque, its tripartite structure allowing us to track its heroine’s roll-with-the-punches pluck while bearing witness to an epoch-defining scandal based on the real-life criminal investigation Operation Car Wash.

Buoyed by masterful comic timing and striking an irresistible balance of naïveté and ceaseless cleverness, Madá is one of the charismatic Casé’s most endearing characters, a beacon of tenacious optimism and vivacity in a time when affluent malfeasance seems ubiquitous. –Diana Sanchez (TIFF 2019)


"Cleverly written and staged. Marks another occasion for Brazilian actress Regina Casé to shine in the role of a housekeeper trying to overcome stiff social barriers and find her own slice of happiness." –Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter


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