2018. Brazil/France/Germany. 135 min. Portuguese. Subtitled.
Director: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas. Featuring: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira, Andréa Marquee, Felipe Kenji.
At a fancy apartment in São Paulo, Ana, in search of a nanny for her unborn child, hires Clara, an African-Brazilian nurse. As opposed to more qualified candidates, Clara is selected because of her ability to respond instinctively during Ana’s episode of unexpected pain and provide a calming presence. Despite differing backgrounds, the wealthy single mother-to-be and lonely nurse form a strong friendship. On the eve of a full moon, Ana begins experiencing strange symptoms that complicate their relationship. Transitioning from drama to fantasy, the dark fable exposes racial tensions and class differences in contemporary Brazil.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 5