Three Summers (Três Verões)

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Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Viva el Cine
Mind the Gap
Running Time:94 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Sandra Kogut
Producer:Laurent Lavolé
Carlos Diegues
Marcello Ludwig Maia
Screenwriter:Sandra Kogut
Iana Cossoy Paro
Cinematographer:Ivo Lopes Araújo
Cast:Regina Casé
Rogério Fróes
Otavio Müller
Note Writer:Shari Kizirian


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 9, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.


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Known for her understated portrayals of Brazil’s neglected classes, Sandra Kogut gives us a backstairs view of a luxury vacation home over the course of three summers. Star of award-winning hit The Second Mother, Regina Casé is our appealing guide as the gregariously quippy housekeeper Madá, whose boss has been implicated in a countrywide corruption scandal. Madá is no stranger herself to a little corruption, though on a much smaller scale, from running a covert food delivery service out of her employer’s kitchen to eventually maintaining the abandoned household by running boat tours of other homes whose owners have also been jailed. Director Kogut largely skirts the real-life scandal that helped topple Brazil’s most powerful politicians and ushered in an even more disastrous administration. Instead she focuses where she always has, on the folks at the bottom forced to find creative ways to get by no matter who’s at the top.


Madá (Regina Casé) es nuestra guía atractiva como la ama de llaves socialmente burlona cuyo jefe ha sido implicado en un escándalo de corrupción en todo el país. Con su jefe encarcelado, el personal restante de la casa de lujo se queda atrás esperando salarios atrasados. Desarrollada a lo largo de un escándalo de corrupción brasileño de la vida real, esta rica dramaturgia examina agudamente la clase mientras Madá usa su ingenio y humor seco para mantener a flote la casa.


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Additional Information

Sandra Kogut is a filmmaker born 1965 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, whose works transition between documentary and narrative fiction. She first received international attention for her 1991 documentary Paralamas do Sucesso. Kogut has taught at renowned universities around the world and has worked for Brazilian and European broadcasters. Her debut feature film project was the multi award-winning Mutum in 2007. She is more recently known for Campo Grande (2015), which had its premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.