My Mother Is a Character (Minha mãe é uma peça)
Followed by a reception featuring music selected by Brazilian music producer Béco Dranoff sponsored by Leblon Cachaça.
Dir. Andre Pellenz. 2013, 84 mins. DCP. In Portuguese with English subtitles. With Paulo Gustavo, Herson Capri, Ingrid Guimaraes, Sueli Franco. This rambunctious mix of slapstick and screwball was the biggest Brazilian box office hit in 2013. Paulo Gustavo, the popular theater and TV comedian, stars as a high-strung mom in desperate need of a break, who flees her home and leaves her grown children to fend for themselves.
Major support provided by Ford Foundation with additional support from Con Edison.