The Second Mother
Que Horas Ela Volta?
2015 / Brazil / 114 min. / N-13
Director(s) - Anna Muylaert
Screenwriter(s) - Anna Muylaert
Actors - Regina Casé, Camila Márdila, Karine Teles, Lourenço Mutarelli, Michel Joelsas, Helena Albergaria
Producer(s) - Anna Muylaert, Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane, Debora Ivanov
Cinematographer - Bárbara Alvarez
Editor(s) - Karen Harley
Composer(s) - Fabio Trummer, Vitor Araújo
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Dialogues - Portuguese
Subtitles - Lithuanian
Val is a housekeeper working for a rich family in São Paulo. She is been washing, cooking and cleaning for what seems like an eternity. She is also a caring confidante of 17-year-old Fabinho, whose mother never seems to have any time for him. Val left her own daughter Jéssica back at home far away; the pair has not seen each other for over ten years. All of a sudden the girl announces her arrival. Now a self-confident young woman, she intends to study architecture in São Paulo and refuses to calmly accept the rules that exist between master and servant. Instead of sharing her mother’s humble room, she moves into the spacious guest bedroom. Bit by bit the once unshakable rules of the house begin to disintegrate, much against Val’s will. And then, in the midst of an argument between mother and daughter, Jéssica’s well-kept secret comes to light ...
"Rock Paulista" (1988, short), "The Origin of Babies" (1995, short), "Durval Records" (2002, short), "Collect Call" (2012), "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (2012), "The Second Mother" (2015, "Kino pavasaris").