The Second Mother, a Brazilian film, sponsored by ASMSU for International Education Week
- Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
The Second Mother is a 2015 Brazilian drama film written and directed by Anna Muylaert. The film stars Regina Casé as Val, the housemaid of a wealthy family in São Paulo, and shows the tensions that arise after her daughter Jéssica moves into the family's house in order to apply for an admission exam in the city's university.
The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was later released theatrically in Brazil in August 2015. The film received high critical praise in and outside Brazil and was selected as the Brazilian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.