The Bigger Picture film club – ‘The Second Mother’ (2015) at East Dulwich Tavern on 16 March 2017
Posted by: The Bigger Picture
02 March, 2017 22:45
The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘The Second Mother’ (2015) at 8pm on Thursday, 16 March 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern.
Val is a live-in domestic servant in São Paulo, whose life is thrown into disarray when her grown daughter Jessica arrives from their hometown to study for her college entrance exams. The understood boundaries that rule Val’s life with her employer Bárbara don’t apply to this vibrant, smart young woman, whose questions bring everything into clearer focus.
“The Second Mother," said Director Anna Muylaert, "is a very feminine story. It’s about relationships and power and education. When people ask me ‘Do women direct differently than men?’, I believe in a feminine way of looking and a masculine way. Almodovar is very feminine, Woody Allen has a feminine look. Bigelow she has a masculine look. It doesn’t matter who’s directing, man or woman, but how you look”.
Director: Anna Muylaert
Brazil 112 minutes Cert 15
We say: A funny, but nevertheless accurate study of class in modern-day Brazil. Given a big thumbs up by three of The Bigger Picture team - particularly Katy, who hasn't let us forget for a moment that we voted for its inclusion in our programme a year ago.
Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm.
Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390760
The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/
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Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern
1 Lordship Lane
London SE22 8EW
Rail: East Dulwich;
Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484