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Showcasing the rare talents of Brazilian acting legend Regina Casé — the latest feature from director Sandra Kogut is a brilliant comedy about gross class disparity and the infinite resourcefulness of those who can never take anything for granted. Casé plays Madá, the fifty-something caretaker for a cluster of luxury beachside condos owned by a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family. Unfolding over the course of three consecutive summers — 2015 to 2017 — the film follows Madá as she invests in a roadside snack kiosk while tending to the needs of her condescending employers, becomes a bystander in a major money-laundering scandal, and eventually launches a whole new career. With every dizzying new turn of events, Madá manages to retain her high spirits, her sense of loyalty to those who deserve it — and her eagle eye for opportunity.
Buoyed by masterful comic timing and striking an irresistible balance of naïveté and ceaseless cleverness, Madá is one of the charismatic Casé’s most endearing characters, a beacon of tenacious optimism and vivacity in a time when affluent malfeasance seems ubiquitous.
“Celebrated Brazilian actor Regina Casé shines as Madá, the industrious, enterprising housekeeper for a wealthy Rio family in Sandra Kogut’s warmly affecting THREE SUMMERS…[Director Sandra] Kogut’s script allows gentle comedy to seep into her observations of the resilience of those working in the service of others.” —Caitlin Quinlan, Cinema Scope “As infectiously unruly as its lead… A chaotic class dramedy where the help and the helped wind up switching places.” —Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter “Brazilian director Sandra Kogut has moved between documentary and fiction throughout her career, with a sharp eye for social realism. Her latest film, THREE SUMMERS, looks past the powerful elites to see how ordinary Brazilians are affected by the intense political turmoil gripping the country.” —Olivia Salazar-Winspear, France 24
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