Second Mother

Director: Anna Muylaert
Cast: Regina Case, Michel Joelsas, Camila Mardila, Karine Teles, Lourenço Mutarelli, Helene Albergaria
Brazil, 2015, 110’, Color, Portuguese with English and Turkish subtitles

Val has been working as the housekeeper for a rich family in Sao Paulo, and as the nanny of the family’s son, for 13 years. When her own daughter Jessica, who lives far away with relatives, comes to stay with Val while studying for her university entrance exams, Val sees this as an opportunity to mend their relationship, and perhaps overcome her feelings of guilt for having left her daughter behind. But Jessica is not willing to accept the established order, and so her arrival threatens to upset the delicate balances of life in the upper class household.

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 Second Mother

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Trailer

Second Mother

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