Iberian American Film Series at HKU: The Second Mother



The Spanish Programme, the Portuguese Programme, and the American Studies Programme of HKU would like to invite you to the first event of our film series, Crossing borders: The many faces of the struggle for a better life in the Iberian American world:

The Second Mother

(Que horas ela volta?)

A film by Anna Muylaert

Screening and Discussion with the Director via Skype from Brazil

Wednesday, Feb 7, 6-9PM

Venue: CPD-2.58, Jockey Club Tower, HKU

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

With the support of the Department of Comparative Literature & CSGC, HKU

Moderator: Mercedes Vázquez

The story of a domestic helper who works for a celebrity and receives a sudden visit by her estranged daughter, Jéssica. During her stay in São Paulo to take university entrance exams, Jéssica shakes up the status quo at her mother’s workplace and breaks social barriers along the way. This comedy reflects the momentous changes in contemporary Brazil. It sold in more than 22 countries across the world, making Director Anna Muylaert one of the most successful woman filmmakers in Brazil. She will join us via videoconference from Brazil to discuss her work and what it means to be a woman filmmaker in her country today.